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Any connection between food allergies and scleritis?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: No

The sclera is not affected by allergy.
The conjunctivae, the translucent tissue that covers the sclera. Is commonly affected by allergy. In food allergic patients a drop of food to which the patient is allergic dropped into the eye can cause chemosis that is marked swelling of the conjunctivitis. I've seen this when milk-allergic patients get a drop of milk in the eye. (photo of chemosis).

In brief: No

The sclera is not affected by allergy.
The conjunctivae, the translucent tissue that covers the sclera. Is commonly affected by allergy. In food allergic patients a drop of food to which the patient is allergic dropped into the eye can cause chemosis that is marked swelling of the conjunctivitis. I've seen this when milk-allergic patients get a drop of milk in the eye. (photo of chemosis).
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Food allergy does not cause scleritis.

In brief: No

Food allergy does not cause scleritis.
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