• Treatment

    The condition usually disappears without treatment in 1 - 2 weeks. Treatment with corticosteroid eye drops may relieve the symptoms faster.

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    Expectations (prognosis)

    Episcleritis usually improves without treatment. However, treatment may make symptoms go away sooner.


    In some cases, the condition may return. Rarely, irritation and inflammation of the white part of the eye may develop. This is called scleritis.

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of episcleritis that last for more than 2 weeks. Get checked again if your pain worsens or you lose vision.