The Sclera pp 278-298 | Cite as

Noninflammatory Diseases of the Sclera

  • C. Stephen Foster
  • Maite Sainz de la Maza


Noninflammatory diseases of the sclera are encountered infrequently in ophthalmic practice. Their detection is easily overlooked by the ophthalmologist because of this and because of the absence of inflammation. Furthermore, major textbooks of ophthalmology usually do not include discussions of the differential diagnosis of noninflammatory diseases of the sclera, and so ophthalmologists are generally unaware that distinguishing features such as deposits, thinning, thickening, and masses of the sclera can be diagnostically valuable (Table 8.1).


Osteogenesis Imperfecta Ocular Manifestation Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Nodular Fasciitis Angioid Streak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Stephen Foster
    • 1
  • Maite Sainz de la Maza
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard Medical School, Immunology and Uveitis ServiceMassachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryBostonUSA
  2. 2.Central University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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