ive had ra for 20 yrs and recently i was rushed to er with severe pain on the right side iof my heas and eye. blurred vision, light sensitivity and slightly disoriented. i thought i was having a stroke. blood pressure was hi and i did have a small stroke 10 yrs ago. eventually they ruled stroke out and i was seen by a eye dr. was told that i had scleritis and was treated with 60 mg of prednisone. but ive been on small dosage for 20yrs and was hesittant about the side affects. my primary dr dont want me to be on it too long (a week is too long to me). it worded but my sugar as risen to scary level and i even hgear insulin was a possiblity. i need more in on the different between diffuse and nodular scleritis in ra patients.