Scleritis is a condition when the sclera, the protective outer layer of the eye gets inflamed or becomes red. This is a painful condition that can be a result of the body’s immune system overreacting. The severe pain that does not respond to painkillers is the main symptom of the condition. The pain tends to worsen with eye movements and may even spread all over the face.
HOW IS SCLERITIS DIAGNOSED?
Eye examinations followed by blood and other tests may be prescribed by the ophthalmologist. Based on the diagnosis the doctor can examine the condition & intensity of the problem and accordingly prescribe the appropriate treatment.
HOW IS SCLERITIS TREATED?
The treatment procedures usually include providing the patient with Oral glucocorticoids . Besides this, one is also given some NSAIDS to provide respite from the inflammation and the pain. If NSAIDS work then Oral glucocorticoids are avoided.