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How do you treat scleritis and how long does it take to resolve?
Scleritis is a painful inflammation of the white part of the eye and other adjacent structures. This can be superficial or deep, localized or diffuse, anterior or posterior. Episodes may be recurrent. About half of all cases occur in association with underlying systemic illnesses. Scleritis may cause vision loss. Treatment depends on the cause of the scleritis, and may sometimes be long-term involving steroids or other immune-modulating medicines.
Ophthalmologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory diseases of the eye are called uveitis specialists. If you, or someone you know is suffering from scleritis, encourage them to seek care from an Eye M.D. Ophthalmologists/Eye M.D.'s are the only eye doctors with access to all diagnostic and treatment options for all eye diseases.
Answered by: Aaron Weingeist, MD
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