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Daniel gerard


03/04/2013

Can episcleritis go away ?

I got episcleritis. Shall take medical treatment? Or it can go away itself as time goes by?
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  • Jada shelley

    03/08/2013

    First of all, it is not considered as serious eye problem, so don't worry too much. Episcleritis is the inflammation of episclera, which connects conjunctiva and sclera in eyes. The dominating symptom of episcleritis is redness of sclera, the white part of eyes. It looks very similar to conjunctivits, but it is much milder, with no sharp pain or secretion in eyes. Epicleritis could disappear within 2 weeks even with no treatment. You can instill chilled saline solution to sooth the discomforts. In some serious cases, patients can take treatment like steroids or anti-inflammatory medications prescribed by your doctor. But I think it is better to have the natural home remedies, which have much less side effects.
  • Joshua?

    03/11/2013

    Well, take it easy. Just like pink eye, episcleritis will be treated by itself in 7 days. Episcleritis is a benign, self-limiting inflammatory disease affecting part of the eye called the episclera. Episcleritis often causes eye pain, redness in eyes, even watery eyes. There are two types of episcleritis which are diffuse episcleritis and nodular episcleritis.But you must get known that episclearitis can increase eye pressure, so take good care of your self.
  • eatmyhartout

    03/22/2013

    Well, yes, it can just go away in some cases. On the other hand, it may require treatments when the situation becomes serious. Generally speaking, Episcleritis is a self-limiting disease which produces little or no permanent damage to the eye. So many patients with episcleritis will not require any treatment, and it can be fine in several days. But some patients with mild symptoms have to take treatment. And the use of artificial tears can be beneficial. So we can say that artificial tears are useful for patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms. At the same time, patients with severe or prolonged episodes may require topical corticosteroids. And finally, nodular episcleritis is more indolent and may require local corticosteroid drops or anti-inflammatory agents. So just check it with your own situation.
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