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What are the symptoms of scleritis?
Last Updated: 5th January, 2020
- Redness of the sclera and conjunctiva, sometimes changing to a purple hue.
- Severe ocular pain, which may radiate to the temple or jaw. The pain is often described as deep or boring.
- Photophobia and tearing.
- Decrease in visual acuity, possibly leading to blindness.
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In respect to this, can scleritis go away on its own?
Episcleritis often looks like pink eye, but it doesn't cause discharge. It also may go away on its own. You may have a related condition called scleritis, which requires more aggressive treatment and can lead to permanent eye damage.
Similarly, what is scleritis commonly associated with? Scleritis is most common among women aged 30 to 50 years, and many have connective tissue diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis nodosa, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly called Wegener granulomatosis), or relapsing polychondritis.
Also, how do I know if I have scleritis?
Symptoms of scleritis include pain, redness, tearing, light sensitivity (photophobia), tenderness of the eye, and decreased visual acuity. Pain is nearly always present and typically is severe and accompanied by tenderness of the eye to touch. The pain may be boring, stabbing, and often awakens the patient from sleep.
How do you treat scleritis naturally?
For very mild cases of scleritis, an over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen may be enough to ease your eye inflammation and pain. Most of the time, though, a prescription medication called a corticosteroid is needed to treat the inflammation.