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How is scleritis treated?

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For very mild cases of scleritis, an NSAID drug like ibuprofen may ease your eye inflammation and pain.

Most of the time, though, a prescription medication called a corticosteroid is needed to treat the inflammation. It also can help with eye pain and may help protect your vision.

If the sclera is torn or in danger of tearing, you may need surgery.

If an autoimmune disorder is causing your scleritis, your doctor may give you medicine that slows down your immune system or treats that disorder in another way.

From: What Is Scleritis? WebMD Medical Reference

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