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What is scleritis?

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The white part of your eye (called the sclera) is a layer of tissue that protects the rest of your eye. When this area is inflamed and hurts, doctors call that condition scleritis.

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American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Scleritis Diagnosis,” “Scleritis Treatment,” “What is Scleritis?” “Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Scleritis.”

Merck Manual: “Scleritis.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 09, 2017

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