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What tests are done to diagnose scleritis?

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If your eye hurts, see your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) right away. He’ll look closely at the inside and outside of your eye with a special lamp that shines a beam of light into your eye.

He may work with your primary care doctor to use blood tests or imaging tests to check for other problems that might be related to scleritis. Because it’s usually related to autoimmune disorders, your doctor may suggest that you see a rheumatologist (a doctor who specializes in autoimmune conditions).

From: What Is Scleritis? WebMD Medical Reference

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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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