Episcleritis

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What is episcleritis?

The episclera is a thin layer that cover the white part of the eye (sclera). Episcleritis is an irritation and inflammation of the episclera, the cause is usually unknown (idiopathic) or may occur with other conditions such as herpes zoster, rheumatoid arthritis or Sjogren syndrome.

Common symptoms reported by people with episcleritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with episcleritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Maxidex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
episcleritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
episcleritis (1)

Data from patients with episcleritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with episcleritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Maxidex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
episcleritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
episcleritis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with episcleritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has episcleritis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 7
40s 3
50s 7
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 15

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 19
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from episcleritis patients who have completed their condition history
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