Scleritis is an inflammation of the sclera (the white outer wall of the eye).
Inflammation - sclera
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Inflammation of the sclera is usually associated with autoimmune diseases such as
Scleritis occurs most often in people between the ages of 30 and 60 and is rare in children.
Review Date: 07/28/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.