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Definition of Scleritis

Scleritis: Inflammation of the sclera. Scleritis causes local pain and can cause vision loss. Scleritis can occur with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Wegener's granulomatosis, and lupus. Treatment may include use of anti-inflammatory and cortisone medications taken by mouth, intravenously, or injected into the eye.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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