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BRUCE


04/08/2013

Is scleritis contagious?

I have scleritis. I just want to know if it is contagious? Or shall i stay at home till it cured?
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  • Karin

    04/09/2013

    Relatively, the sclera is a little serious eye problem. It is caused by protein and connective tissue to become inflamed. Luckily, this eye problem is a non-contagious disorder, so you do not worry your condition, just take yourself carefully. In the same time, you should take some effient and immediate actions to cure your sclera. For this treatment, topical steroidal and non steroidal anti-inflammatory are the good drugs, for the better, using corticosteroids is the other way to improve this condition. You could take it with oral way to get better with short time. Usually, it will take your a period time, it will depend on your condition. Just be happy during this course. Do not care the others and enjoy your time. Good luck for you.
  • coloursoflife

    04/10/2013

    Generally speaking, the scleritis is not contagious and poses no risk to others. But in order to get your eyes recovered soon, it is better not to go out too often in case of strong light or anything else that is harmful doing further damage to your eyes. Sclera, the tough, white fibrous outer wall layer of the eye is a type of connective tissue which provides both the white color of the eye and allows the eye to maintain its shape. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential in preventing permanent vision loss. There is no preventive treatment for most cases. Patients with underlying disease processes should be made aware of the possibility of scleritis occurring and should have access to immediate care and careful monitoring by an ophthalmologist. Besides, treatment of scleritis always requires systemic therapy with NSAIDs, glucocorticoids, or other immunosuppressive drugs. In one study, 67 percent of patients required either high-dose glucocorticoids or the combination of high-dose glucocorticoids and another immunosuppressive agent to control the disease. Some patients, particularly those with peripheral ulcerative keratitis or scleromalacia perforans, need a surgical intervention to preserve vision or prevent globe rupture.
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