Scleritis

Below you will find more information about Scleritis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Scleritis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Scleritis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Scleritis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Scleritis is an inflammatory disease that usually targets and affect the sclera or the outer coating of the eye.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through examination by an opthalmologist by visual acuity test, slit lamp examination and CT Scans, MRI and ultrasonographies to rule out other possible causes.

Treatment

Treatment includes eye surgery to repair the damaged corneal tissue and admnistration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and antibiotics. Corticosteroids and eye solutions are also advised.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms include conjunctiva, redness of the sclera, pain in the eye that radiates to the temple, tearing and photopobia and visual acuity.

Causes

It is usually associated with other diseases like the Rheumatoid Arthritis and Wagener's Granulomatosis.

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