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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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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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For how long is recovery from episcleritis and scleritits?

Varies: Episleritis gets better with treatment in a week or so. Scleritis is more serious and difficult to treat, taking at least 2 weeks or longer to improve. ...Read more

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Is episcleritis just redness in part of eye?

Is episcleritis just redness in part of eye?

Eye surface inflamme: Episcleritis is an inflammation of the interspace between the conjunctiva and the underlying white of the eye. It has no known cause. The eye gets quite red usually on one side and is uncomfortable although not usually very painful. There are some other causes which might look similar so your ophthalmologist should get a look and determine treatment as it is treatable. ...Read more

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My right eye has been very red since early january. My eye doc diagnosed it as an episcleritis . It has still continued, should I see someone else?

Episcleritis: Episcleritis is more common in women and is self-limited in most patients, but a small percentage of cases are associated with underlying rheumatic or infectious disorders. If you do indeed have a recurrent or unresolving episcleritis, your ophthalmologist may want to do an h+p and send some bloodwork to evaluate for a possible underlying systemic disorder, if it hasn't already been done. ...Read more

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I have had nasal nodular episcleritis for the last 2 wks, taking Optive eye drops last 5 days, no improvement. What else can I do for fast recovery?

I have had nasal nodular episcleritis for the last 2 wks, taking Optive eye drops last 5 days, no improvement. What else can I do for fast recovery?

Patience: Episcleritis is usually a self limiting inflammatory condition that generally resolves over two weeks without treatment. Oral agents like Advil (600 mg three times/day for 1-2 weeks) may speed up recovery in recalcitrant cases. Treating dry eyes and eyelid inflammation (blepharitis treatment) will usually help. Controversially, topical steroid drops may expedite recovery but risks & rebound. ...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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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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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 or bromday) can help, or you may need a short burst of steroids (predforte). In that case, see your eye doc. ...Read more