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Causes Of 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
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
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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