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Diseases » Scleritis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Scleritis

  • Closed-angle glaucoma: A severe form of glaucoma needing emergency treatment to avoid blindness.
  • Conjunctivitis: Contagious eye infection
  • Corneal abrasion: Scratch on the cornea
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Episcleritis: Localised, self limiting inflammation of the episclera (connective tissue overlying the sclera).
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Eye conditions: Any condition that affects the eyes
  • Eye pain: Pain in the eye.
  • Eye symptoms: Symptoms affecting the eye
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Impaired vision: Reduced or degraded vision.
  • Inflammatory conditions that may be pathogenic or non-pathogenic: Medical conditions causing inflammation, whether due to a pathogen (e.g. bacteria, virus), or a systemic or other cause.
  • Iritis: Inflammation of the iris and anterior chamber of the eye.
  • Keratitis: Any inflammation of the cornea of the eye
  • Photophobia: An exaggerated or irrational fear of light.
  • Polychondritis: A serious, progressive, episodic condition characterized by inflammation and degeneration of cartilage in the body. The duration and severity of the episodes can vary.
  • Red Eyes: Redness of the eyes
  • Retinal detachment: Partial or total detachment of retina from the back of the eye.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Autoimmune form of arthritis usually in teens or young adults.
  • Uveitis: A condition which is characterised by the inflammation of the uvea of the eye
  • Vasculitis: Inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel
  • Wegener's granulomatosis: A rare disease involving blood vessel inflammation which can affect the blood flow to various tissues and organs and hence cause damage. The respiratory system and the kidneys are the main systems affected.

 

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