Scleritis Diagnosis and Treatment
If you have symptoms of scleritis, you should see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Scleritis left untreated can lead to vision loss.
During your exam, your ophthalmologist will:
Your ophthalmologist may work with your primary care physician or other specialists to help diagnose you. Blood tests, imaging tests, or other testing may be needed.
How is Scleritis Treated?
Scleritis is a serious condition that can lead to loss of vision. So scleritis needs to be treated as soon as you notice symptoms.
Treatment varies depending on the type of scleritis. Treatment can include:
- corticosteroid pills
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like aspirin or ibuprofen) for pain and inflammation
- eye solutions or antibiotics
- immunosuppressive drugs (drugs that weaken the immune system) when the condition is severe
In severe cases, surgery may be needed. This can help repair the eye and stop further loss of vision.