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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Scleritis

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Does scleritis cause permanent eye damage?

Does scleritis cause permanent eye damage?

Possibly: If neglected, the sclera -the outer coat of the eye- can thin, cause eye distortion and bulging of the eye contents and in the worse case cause penetration into the eye. This needs an ophthalmologist's attention immediately. ...Read more

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Know anything about causes of the eye condition scleritis?

Know anything about causes of the eye condition scleritis?

A little: Scleritis is an inflammation of the whites of the eyes and overlying conjunctiva. It is deeper than the more common episcleritis. Treatment takes a while, and there is a risk of melting of the sclera with bulging of the contents of the eye inside. The cause varies from unknown, to association with rheumatic diseases and some autoimmune diseases. This can be a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Scleritis-- does anyone know about what causes this?

Scleritis-- does anyone know about what causes this?

Sometimes: This can be related to rheumatic and autoimmune disease. Many cases however seem unrelated to any other health issue. Treatment is needed quickly and diligently. ...Read more

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How can posterior scleritis and sinusitis cause proptosis and how to manage in that case?

How can posterior scleritis and sinusitis cause proptosis and how to manage in that case?

Very rare: In 45 years of practice, I have never seen chronic sinusitis produce scleritis. I am presuming this is a disease of the eye. It is certainly true that acute ethmoid sinusitis in children can produce life threatening infection of the orbit, so called peri-orbital or orbital cellulitis. Let us know what you mean more specifically by "scleritis." ...Read more

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I had Scleritis and Keratitis for 6 months last year and was treated. Now I may have Optic Neuritis and an MRI is scheduled. What can cause all 3?

I had Scleritis and Keratitis for 6 months last year and was treated. Now I may have Optic Neuritis and an MRI is scheduled. What can cause all 3?

Common Dz for all 3?: There is no one single disease process that links all 3 of those problems together under one roof that I'm aware of. Scleritis and keratitis....sure, why not. But ON is a totally different entity and is really the sine qua non for demyelinating disorders such as MS and other problems; Devic's Disease, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anyone ever treated scleritis?

Anyone ever treated scleritis?

Yes: Scleritis is often treated with anti-inflammatory systemic medications and treatment of underlying cause if present. ...Read more

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Could scleritis be easily diagnosed?

Could scleritis be easily diagnosed?

Sometimes: Scleritis which causes redness and pain in and over the whites of the eyes can be confused with conjunctivitis , episcleritis and ordinary trauma. It is visually threatening and needs the attention of an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can scleritis get worse with a cold?

Maybe: Scleritis seems to wax and wane on its own but anything that triggers an immune response, like getting sick, can affect it. ...Read more

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Scleritis; i think i might have it, what do I do?

Scleritis; i think i might have it, what do I do?

Go to your eye MD: Scleritis is a serious condition that is usually related to a systemic disease and can lead to visual loss. You need an accurate diagnosis and coordinated care between your ophthalmologist and your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How does scleritis and episderitis manifest itself? Can it be treated? How?

How does scleritis and episderitis manifest itself? Can it be treated? How?

Scleritis: Episcleritis and scleritis are inflammtory conditions of the eye. They both present as redness, but scleritis is much worse and is usually very painful. Treatment is usually topical with eyedrops. Both these disorders can be associated with inflammatory disorders elsewhere in the body such as inflammatory bowel disease and arthritis. If you suspect you have either, please see an ophthalmologis. ...Read more

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I have scleritis since an year now, my visibility has gone down quite a lot because of this can you please tell in how much time will i recover complet?

I have scleritis since an year now, my visibility has gone down quite a lot because of this can you please tell in how much time will i recover complet?

Scleritis: Scleritis is a significant ocular inflammatory disorder which can be difficult to treat and can lead to numerous other ocular complications which can cause vision loss. Treatment is often coordinated between different ophthalmic subspecialists, medical doctors to help with immunosuppressive drug management, and treatment of associated bodily complications. ...Read more

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Can scleritis be easily misdiagnosed?

Can scleritis be easily misdiagnosed?

Yes: Particularly if it is posterior scleritis (which can mimic idiopathic orbital inflammation, orbital cellulitis, or vitritis). Anterior scleritis can be misdiagnosed as many things as well, but common misdiagnoses may include uveitis and episcleritis. ...Read more

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Should I use computers if I suffer from scleritis?

No issue: What you are really asking is if you have scleritis, can you use your eyes. There is nothing special about computer use versus any other use of the eyes. Most cases of scleritis, unless advanced, do not significantly disturb the vision and use of computers or other use of the eyes will not cause a problem with the condition. ...Read more

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Can a person with scleritis and uveitis wear contacts?

Best avoided: While an eye is inflammed, and under treatment, it is more susceptible to secondary infection and contact lens problems fall in this category. So use of contacts in these circumstances should be avoided if at all possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about a person who has scleritis also having other auto immune problems.?

See details: Scleritis is associated with a number of autoimmune disease, usually with those that cause arthritic issues as well such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Behcet's and anylosing spondylitis. Eye inflammation is occasionally the initial clinical manifestation of one of these diseases. ...Read more

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Is 20mg of methotrexate orally a good medicine for scleritis and how long does it take to work?

Is 20mg of methotrexate orally a good medicine for scleritis and how long does it take to work?

Depends: Scleritis can be caused by different problems since slceritis just means that your sclera are inflamed. If it's been determined to be an autoimmune condition, then Methotrexate may be helpful. However, low dose weekly Methotrexate injected under the skin is a much more effective way to take it (more medicine is absorbed and fewer side effects).Methotrexate usually takes 2-3 months to start working. ...Read more

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