Scleritis

  • Medical Author:
    Andrew A. Dahl, MD, FACS

    Andrew A. Dahl, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Dahl's educational background includes a BA with Honors and Distinction from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, and an MD from Cornell University, where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. He had an internal medical internship at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center.

  • Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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What research is being done on scleritis?

Current research in scleritis is trying to determine the exact immune abnormalities leading to the disease and is searching for more precise medication to target those portions of the immune system.

Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD; Board Certified Ophthalmology

REFERENCES:

Akpek, Esen Karamursel, et al. "Evaluation of patients with scleritis for systemic disease." Ophthalmology 111.3 (2004): 501-506.

Johnson, Keegan S. and David S. Chu. "Evaluation of sub-Tenon triamcinolone acetonide injections in the treatment of scleritis." American Journal of Ophthalmology 149.1 (2010): 77–81.

Watson, Peter, et al. Duane's Ophthalmology. 15th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Zamir, Ehud, et al. "A prospective evaluation of subconjunctival injection of triamcinolone acetonide for resistant anterior scleritis." Ophthalmology 109.4 (2002): 798-805.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/23/2016
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