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What are symptoms of anterior and posterior scleritis?

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They both tend to cause eye pain that can feel like a deep, severe ache. You also might feel tenderness in your eye, along with pain that goes from your eye to your jaw, face, or head. And you may have blurry vision, unexplained tears, or notice that your eyes are especially sensitive to light.

Anterior scleritis also may make the white of your eye look red, and you may see small bumps there. With posterior scleritis, you can’t usually see these kinds of issues because they’re on the back of the white of your eye.

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Merck Manual: “Scleritis.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 09, 2017

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