Nodular Granulomatous Episcleritis (NGE)

Nodular Granulomatous Episcleritis (NGE) describes a proliferative inflammatory disorder of the canine scleral and/or episcleral tissues, which is thought be immune-mediated in origin. Multiple terms have been used to describe this condition, including; nodular fasciitis, fibrous histiocytoma, pseudotumor & collie-granuloma. Clinically, affected patients display one or more smooth, firm, mass(es) affecting the corneoscleral limbus of one or both eyes, arising most commonly in the superior-temporal region. Associated discomfort may be manifested by blepharospasm &/or ocular discharge. Commonly affected breeds include the Collie-breeds, Spaniel-breeds & Terrier-breeds.