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  • Scleritis Causes and Symptoms

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    Reviewed By Stephen N Lipsky MD
    Nov. 15, 2019

    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
    • lupus
    • connective tissue disease
    • inflammatory bowel disease
    • Sjogren’s syndrome
    • granulomatosis
    • scleroderma

    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.