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Entropion is an inward turning of the upper and/or lower eyelid margin toward the eyeball. As a result the front of the eye can become irritated during blinking. This irritation is caused by rubbing of the lashes on the front of the eye. Artificial tears may be helpful with this condition. Topical antibiotic ointments are recommended. Definitive treatment requires surgery.
The episclera is a thin tissue which is between the white of the eye and the outer layer of the eye known as the conjunctiva. Episcleritis is inflammation of this thin vascular (blood rich) tissue. The condition is characterized by increased redness and tenderness of the eye. On occasion, there is tenderness upon moving the eyes from side to side and/or up and down. This condition is characterized by a unique, localized redness of this tissue. These inflammations occur randomly and without any known cause. Most episodes last about two weeks; however, durations of three weeks to three months occur. Episcleritis is usually self-limiting with no permanent damage to the eye. Bouts of episcleritis are shortened with the prescription of steroid drops.