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Scleritis

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Last full review/revision May 2020| Content last modified May 2020
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What is scleritis?

The sclera is the tough, white outer layer of your eye. Scleritis is severe, painful inflammation of the sclera.

Parts of the Eye

Parts of the Eye

What are the symptoms of scleritis?

Symptoms include:

  • Pain in your eye that feels like a deep ache and doesn’t go away—it can keep you awake at night

  • Eye tenderness

  • Redness or purple color over part or all of the white part of your eye

  • Watery eye

  • Blurry vision

  • Sensitivity to bright light

How can doctors tell if I have scleritis?

How do doctors treat scleritis?

Doctors will:

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ADVIL, MOTRIN IB
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