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What is scleritis?

Scleritis is a serious inflammatory condition affecting sclera, the white outer layer

of the eye. It typically presents with severe eye pain, redness, and discomfort. Scleritis 

can be associated with autoimmune diseases and requires prompt medical attention 

to prevent vision loss and complications.

What are the causes of Scleritis?

Scleritis can stem from either infectious or non-infectious origins. Non-infectious causes encompass autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, Wegener’s granulomatosis, etc. Infections may result from trauma or as an extension of corneal infection.

What are the symptoms of Scleritis?

  • Intense pain, often exacerbated at night and capable of waking the patient from sleep.
  • Redness
  • Excessive tearing
  • Vision Impairment
  • A sensation of a foreign object in the eye
  • Light sensitivity

What is the Management of Scleritis?

Diagnosis of scleritis necessitated a comprehensive slit lamp examination, which may include post-dilatation assessment. In cases where posterior scleritis is suspected a B scan may be warranted. If there is suspicion of systemic involvement, blood investigations are advised to determine the underlying cause. Once diagnosis is confirmed, a tailored treatment plan is initiated.