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Scleritis

Information About Scleritis

We Have to Know about the Scleritis

  • Scleritis is a potentially serious inflammation of the sclera, commonly called the white of the eye
  • It occurs most often in people aged 30 to 60 and is rare in children

Causes of Scleritis

  • Inflammation of the sclera is usually associated with infections, chemical injuries, or autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Sometimes the cause is unknown

Signs & Symptoms of Scleritis

  • Scleritis shows Pain and redness in the white part of the eye
  • The redness may become an intense purple
  • Many people with scleritis have pain radiating from the eye to adjacent areas of the head and face. Less commonly, the eye becomes teary and very sensitive to light. You may lose some vision

Medical advice for Scleritis

  • You should call a doctor immediately if your eye is painful and red

Treatment for Scleritis

  • Medications

Investigations for Scleritis

  • Because of the association between scleritis and other conditions, your doctor may suggest a comprehensive medical examination, including blood counts and other tests and evaluations. Ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or a biopsy may be needed.
Medical advice for Scleritis
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