What is it?

Episcleritis is an inflammation of the outer layers of the wall of the eye.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of episcleritis include eye rednesss, teary eyes and feeling like a grain of sand got in the eye.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with episcleritis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:

  • Although episcleritis cause is unknown, some patients may have other condition that predisposes them to developing episcleritis such as those with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Is this the case for you as well?
  • Often a referral to an eye specialist is needed to further evaluate and manage the condition. Will you be referred to a specialist too?
  • What are your treatment options?
  • A healthy diet, quitting smoking and an active lifestyle can improve your overall health and well-being. Which changes can you make in your lifestyle?

In addition to treatment by your doctor you can try the following things:

  • Apply a cool compress over your eyes with your eyes closed.
  • Applying artificial tear eye drops.
  • Wear sunglasses outside.

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