It’s important to schedule a complete eye examination with an ophthalmologist the moment you experience any scleritis symptoms. Scleritis left untreated can lead to vision loss.
During your examination, your ophthalmologist will inspect the inside and outside of your eye using a slit lamp, which focuses an intense beam of light into the eye while he or she looks through a microscope.
As scleritis can be associated with other disorders, your ophthalmologist will want to discuss your overall health and may work with your primary care physician or other specialists to identify any underlying causes. Blood tests, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or other testing may be needed.