Scleritis is a serious condition that can lead to loss of vision. Therefore, scleritis needs to be treated as soon as scleritis symptoms become evident.
Treatment varies depending on the type of scleritis. In most cases, corticosteroid pills and nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs can be used to reduce pain and inflammation. Eye solutions or antibiotics may be prescribed as well.
In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair scleral tissues and prevent further loss of vision.
In cases where scleritis is caused by another disorder within the body, treatment of that disease is also necessary to control scleritis symptoms. Keep in mind that despite treatment, scleritis may recur. It’s important to see your Eye M.D. and other specialists regularly to properly treat scleritis.