Scleritis refers to the inflammation that occurs in the sclera or the white part of the eye. It causes redness of the affected area in addition to inflammation of the spot. The condition is thought to occur as a result of the body's immune system overreacting to triggers. When it occurs, it causes symptoms like headaches, double vision, sensitivity to light, excessive tearing and so on. The eye condition can also cause a total or partial loss of vision which may be a result of necrotizing scleritis. To determine what type of scleritis it may be, the Watson and Hayreh classification is followed.
HOW IS SCLERITIS DIAGNOSED?
Complications associated with the condition include Wegener's disease, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis.