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Those of us who have sarcoidosis, have in some instances familiarity with the painful eye auto-immune disease, uveitis.
Well, here's a new one to "look out" for as it were. Yet another auto-immune disease called scleritis. It was found when I had a bit of a panic and went to my optometrist for a suspected uveitis flare up (and the implications associated with that).
Scleritis affects the outer surface of the eye (the sclera or white of the eye).
And just so no one gets complacent about this disease, it too can cause blindness if allowed to continue for too long.
In my case, it caused a secondary flare up of uveitis.
I have been administering Predniferen drops every hour from all last week.
The scleritis had cleared, but the uveitis has persisted. Later today I'm going back to my optometrist to find out if it has cleared.
Like uveitis, do not leave scleritis for any length of time. Severe damage or blindness can result. In one article, the "N" word is mentioned... NECROSIS... this hideous condition manifests in the back of the eye in one form of this disease.
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