Scleritis Causes and Symptoms
Scleritis is often associated with an autoimmune disorder. In other cases, the cause is unknown.
Scleritis may be associated with:
- different forms of arthritis
- eye infection
- connective tissue disease
- inflammatory bowel disease
- Sjogren’s syndrome
Scleritis may be caused by trauma (injury) to the eye. In rare cases it may be caused by a fungus or a parasite.
What are the Symptoms of Scleritis?
Scleritis symptoms can include:
There also can be pain of the jaw, face, or head of the affected side. In some cases, partial or complete loss of vision is possible.