There are 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter S.
The sclera is the white part that we see in people's eyes. The purpose of the sclera is to provide structure, strength and protection to the eye.
The sclera is the white of the eye. Scleritis is an inflammation of this white portion of the eye. This rare condition can be an extremely destructive disease leading to vision loss. Scleritis causes extreme pain and may lead to perforation of the eye. Once the eyeball is perforated, the eye ball may be lost. Scleritis is not usually a primary inflammation or infection but a result of an auto-immune disorder such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis or other connective tissue diseases. Scleritis tends to be chronic. It is not uncommon to see the disease wax and wane. If you have scleritis and the condition is increasing, you must return to the office.