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What is Scleritis?

What is Scleritis?

Scleritis is a rare condition in which there is serious inflammation of the sclera, the white of ...more »

  • Scleritis: Inflammation of the white part of eyeball.
  • Scleritis: Refers to any inflammation of the sclera including episcleritis, a benign condition affecting only the episclera, which is generally short-lived and easily treated. Classic scleritis, on the other hand, affects deeper tissue and is characterized by higher rates of visual acuity loss and even mortality, particularly in necrotizing form. Its characteristic symptom is severe and general head pain. Scleritis has also been associated with systemic collagen disease. Etiology is unknown but is thought to involve a local immune response. Treatment is difficult and includes administration of anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agents such as corticosteroids. Inflammation of the sclera may also be secondary to inflammation of adjacent tissues, such as the conjunctiva.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Scleritis: inflammation of the sclera.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Scleritis: Introduction

Types of Scleritis:

Broader types of Scleritis:

How serious is Scleritis?

Complications of Scleritis: see complications of Scleritis

What causes Scleritis?

Causes of Scleritis: see causes of Scleritis

What are the symptoms of Scleritis?

Symptoms of Scleritis: see symptoms of Scleritis

Complications of Scleritis: see complications of Scleritis

Scleritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Scleritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Scleritis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Scleritis: see treatments for Scleritis
Research for Scleritis: see research for Scleritis

Organs Affected by Scleritis:

Organs and body systems related to Scleritis include:

Name of Scleritis

Main name of condition: Scleritis

Scleritis: Related Conditions

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