Skip Navigation
Search Menu

Wilmer Eye Institute
 
Print This Page
Share this page: More
 

Scleritis

ScleritisScleritis is similar to episcleritis in terms of appearance and symptoms. However it is usually much more painful and can lead to vision loss due to progressive inflammation of the ocular tissues or even morbidity and mortality due to an underlying collagen vascular disease.

Diagnosis:

A battery of tests including blood tests or X-rays will be needed to uncover a possible underlying medical condition. An evaluation by a rheumatologist may be recommended.

Treatment:

Medications by mouth are required in the treatment of scleritis. Topical medications are usually not effective.

> Treated by the Ocular Surface Diseases and Dry Eye Clinic

Sanford Greenberg Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Thorne Appointed President-elect of American Uveitis Society- 5/17/16

Dr. Ingrid Zimmer-Galler Elected to the ATA College of Fellows- 5/13/16

Dr. Arevalo Launches New Book at ARVO 2016- 5/09/16

Dr. Elia J. Duh is elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation- 4/28/16

Dr. Maria Valeria Canto Soler Wins BrightFocus Award for Macular Degeneration Research- 4/27/16

Three Wilmer Faculty Voted Most Influential in Field of Ophthalmology- 4/22/2016

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu Wins Pisart Award for Significant Achievement in Vision Science Research- 4/21/16

Dr. Eghrari Receives Alcon Early Career Research Award- 4/13/16

Dr. Quigley Honored by American Glaucoma Society- 4/11/16

Dr. Ian Pitha Awarded Grants for Glaucoma Research- 4/11/16

READ MORE NEWS HERE