Treatment and management of scleral disorders

J. Daniel Diaz, Ethan K. Sobol, David Gritz

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Abstract

Scleral inflammatory disorders, with their extensive differential diagnoses and sometimes as controversial treatment options, pose both diagnostic and clinical challenges for physicians. Targeted laboratory investigations derived from careful history taking and physical examination are crucial in the early identification of patients with associated systemic conditions. Prompt discrimination between episcleritis and scleritis is of therapeutic importance, as management, prognosis, and complications differ for these diseases. Although immunomodulatory and new biologic agents have improved the management of scleritis, continued studies are warranted to establish effective treatment guidelines across patient populations, especially in refractory cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)702-717
Number of pages16
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • episcleritis
  • management
  • sclera
  • scleritis
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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