Diffuse Anterior Scleritis

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Scleritis is an uncommon inflammatory disease that may cause complications if not treated in a timely manner. Detailed systemic workup and management of a patient with scleritis is essential in management of these patients. Patients with diffuse anterior scleritis may require long-term medications under care of both ophthalmologists and rheumatologists.


Retinal Detachment Relapse Polychondritis Exudative Retinal Detachment Systemic Complaint Ocular Inflammatory Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, National Healthcare Group Eye InstituteTan Tock Seng HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Clinical Research, OphthalmologyTan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)SingaporeSingapore

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