What is the prevalence of scleritis in the US?

Updated: Aug 29, 2019
  • Author: Manolette R Roque, MD, MBA, FPAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Although scleritis is uncommon, the exact incidence of scleritis is uncertain. The reported prevalence of scleritis is skewed by the somewhat selected referrals of the reporting institutions.

Approximately 2.6% of patients who were referred to the Immunology Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Hospital of Boston during an 11-year period had scleritis.

About 8.7% of patients who were referred to the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute (MERSI) of Cambridge, MA, during a 5-year period had scleritis.

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