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Rare or common?[edit]

I'm confused by these two apparently-contradictory statements in the article:

  • In the first paragraph:
Episcleritis is a common condition, and is characterized by the abrupt onset of mild eye pain and redness.
  • In the Epidemiology section:
Episcleritis is a rare disease, and its exact prevalence and incidence are unknown.

So, is it rare or common? Mark Turner (talk) 14:19, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi Mark Turner,
I did some research on this, and it looks like episcleritis is a common condition. I added a reference to an emergency medicine textbook that confirms this. The reference is definitely a reliable medical reference, but perhaps not as good as an ophthalmology textbook. I did check an ophthalmology textbook (Vaughan & Asbury's), but there's no mention of the prevalence of episcleritis. Unfortunately, the ER textbook does not specify any numbers regarding how common episcleritis is; it just says it's a common condition. If anyone has any sources to add to expand upon this further, please do so. Hope that's helpful, Mark. Thanks for commenting! Rytyho usa (talk) 22:15, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

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