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ICD-10 code: H15.09

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

What is Other Scleritis?
Other scleritis is a rare form of inflammation in the sclera, which is the white outer layer of the eye. It is a serious condition that can cause severe pain and vision loss if left untreated. Other scleritis is different from anterior and posterior scleritis, which affect the front and back of the eye, respectively. Other scleritis can occur in any part of the sclera, including the middle layer, and can be difficult to diagnose.

Symptoms of other scleritis include:

  1. Severe eye pain that may be worse at night
  2. Redness of the eye
  3. Inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin membrane that covers the white part of the eye
  4. Sensitivity to light
  5. Blurred vision

Other scleritis is usually caused by an autoimmune disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the sclera. It can also be caused by an infection, such as herpes zoster or tuberculosis. Other risk factors for developing other scleritis include:

  • Having a connective tissue disorder, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
  • Having an inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Being female and middle-aged

Other scleritis is usually diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam, which includes a physical examination of the eye, a review of the patient's medical history, and a blood test to check for autoimmune disorders. Treatment for other scleritis usually involves the use of steroids to reduce inflammation and pain. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove damaged tissue from the eye.

If you experience any symptoms of other scleritis, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. This condition can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. With proper diagnosis and treatment, however, most people with other scleritis are able to manage their symptoms and prevent further damage to their eyes.