Scleritis in Emergency Medicine Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 30, 2019
  • Author: Theodore J Gaeta, DO, MPH, FACEP; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is scleritis?

What are the types of scleritis?

Why is rapid diagnosis of scleritis important?

What is the pathophysiology of scleritis?

What causes scleritis?

What is the prevalence of scleritis?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of scleritis?

What is the prognosis of scleritis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of scleritis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of scleritis?

DDX

Which condition are included in the differential diagnoses of scleritis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Scleritis in Emergency Medicine?

Workup

When is referral to an ophthalmologist indicated for the diagnosis of scleritis?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of scleritis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of scleritis?

How is deep scleral involvement differentiated from superficial involvement in scleritis?

What is the role of the Seidel test in the workup of scleritis?

Treatment

What is included in prehospital care for scleritis?

How does the treatment of infectious and noninfectious scleritis differ?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with scleritis?

How is scleritis treated in the emergency department (ED)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of scleritis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids, Ophthalmic are used in the treatment of Scleritis in Emergency Medicine?

Which medications in the drug class Glucocorticoids are used in the treatment of Scleritis in Emergency Medicine?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressive agents are used in the treatment of Scleritis in Emergency Medicine?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used in the treatment of Scleritis in Emergency Medicine?