The duration of the eye muscle inflammation is strongly dependent on its cause. In the case of infectious causes, a well-controlled antibiotic or virustatic therapy can achieve treatment success within a few weeks. However, if complications such as meningitis occur, the healing process can be significantly delayed.
Autoimmune diseases, on the other hand, are often chronic. For example, an acute flare with inflammation of the eye muscles can be treated well with cortisone within a few days to weeks, but the underlying disease remains, so that inflammation of the eye muscles can also occur again and again.