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Causes of episcleritis (redness in part of eye)?

Causes of episcleritis (redness in part of eye)?

Many things.: The disease is often from association with other diseases like wegener's granulomatosis or rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be from disorders of menstruation. For this reason, scleritis can occur in young women. It can also be the first symptom of connective tissue diseases like scleroderma. Episcleritis or inflammation of the episclera, is less serious and rarely becomes scleritis. ...Read more

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What causes episcleritis?

What causes episcleritis?

Not always known.: Episcleritis is inflammation of the tissue that covers the sclera (white part of the eye). The cause is not always known but it can occur with conditions like syphilis, herpes zoster, tuberculosis, arthritis, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause a red spot on my eye, episcleritis?

What can cause a red spot on my eye, episcleritis?

Many things: Red spots can be caused by small hemorrhages that are common and benign. They can also be caused by small growths on the eye surface called pinguecula. They can be caused by vascular malformations and yes, they can be caused by episcleritis or scleritis which are intrinsic inflammations of the eye. ...Read more

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What is episcleritis?

What is episcleritis?

Inflammation...: ..Of the episclera (lining of the white of the eye). Most often bening. Rarely can be manifestation of automiummune diseases. ...Read more

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What to do I have episcleritis?

What to do I have episcleritis?

Continue to treat it: Episcleritis is mostly a non-infected inflammation of the eye surface underneath the conjunctiva usually in one side or the other. It can be uncomfortable but is generally more irritating than painful. It rarely affects the sight. Topical drops can usually treat it well and rapidly. You have probably already seen an ophthalmologist about this since you know the term. ...Read more

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What should I do for episcleritis?

What should I do for episcleritis?

See and eye doctor: You need to make sure it is only episcleritis and not another more serious problem like scleritis or uveitis. Oral nsaids are helpful for episcleritis. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from episcleritis?

How long is recovery from episcleritis?

Days to weeks: Episcleritis can have a chronic course, but usually responds to treatment in days to weeks. It is usually treated with oral nsaids and topical steroids or nsaids. ...Read more

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Ways to relieve pain from episcleritis?

Ways to relieve pain from episcleritis?

Eye drops: Episcleritis is an inflammation of the covering over the white part of your eye (the episclera). Irritation such as dry eye and allergies can stimulate it, so try using artificial tears and/or anti allergy drops. In severe cases, nonsteroidal drops (like voltaren (diclofenac) or bromday) can help, or you may need a short burst of steroids (predforte). In that case, see your eye doc. ...Read more

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Can you relieve pain associated with episcleritis?

Can you relieve pain associated with episcleritis?

It depends.: In very severe cases of necrotizing scleritis, eye surgery must be done to repair damaged corneal tissue and preserve the patient's vision. For less severe cases, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen, are prescribed for pain relief. Scleritis itself is treated with an oral medication containing corticosteroids and an eye solution. If scleritis isn't treated, blindness can occur. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring episcleritis and have to avoid going outside. It's more often in the winter. Any advice/suggestions?

Lubricate: Try aggressive lubrication with preservative free tears one drop every 1- 3 hours all day, warm compresses, oral omega-3's. The environment during the weather and heating systems my be drying the air and your eyes out more. ...Read more

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