Episcleritis is a transparent tissue that surrounds the eyeball. It is located in the front part of the eye, between the sclera (”white of the eye”) and the conjunctiva (transparent membrane over the sclera). Some young adults experience small inflammation of the blood vessels in the episclera.
Symptoms of episcleritis are diffuse or brittle redness of the sclera and a feeling of mild eye disturbance. The disorder may affect one or both of the eyes. The condition is not difficult and usually only disappears by itself after a week or two – although it may return from time to time.
Natural curing of the inflammation can be accelerated by medications (eye drops) that will be prescribed by the doctor.