• Definition

    Scleritis is an inflammation of the sclera (the white outer wall of the eye).

    Alternative Names

    Inflammation - sclera

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Inflammation of the sclera is usually associated with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Sometimes the cause is unknown.

    Scleritis occurs most often in people between the ages of 30 and 60 and is rare in children.