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Information about Episcleritis

We Have to Know about the Episcleritis

  • Episcleritis is an inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the episclera, a membrane covering the sclera of the eye

Causes of Episcleritis

  • Unknown

Do’s and Don’ts of Episcleritis

Signs & Symptoms of  Episcleritis

  • A pink or purple coloration to the normally white part of the eye
  • Eye pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye tenderness
  • Tearing of the eye

Medical advice for Episcleritis

  • See a doctor if symptoms persist beyond two weeks
  • Patients with Episcleritis should be checked again if pain worsens or if vision decreases

Risk factors of Episcleritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes zoster
  • Tuberculosis

Treatment for Episcleritis

  • The inflammation usually disappears without treatment in 1 to 2 weeks

Self-care for Episcleritis

Investigations for Episcleritis

  • No special tests are usually necessary
                  Symptoms of Episcleritis