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Know anything about causes of the eye condition scleritis?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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