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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