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Does Anyone With RA Ever Get Dry Eyes Or Blurred Vision

Does Anyone With RA Ever Get Dry Eyes Or Blurred Vision

A myRAteam Member said:

I get dry eyes which causes my visin to be off. After getting it checked out by my eye dr I now use drops 4-6 times a day and its helped like crazy. Good luck!

posted about 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, I get dry eyes to the point they feel like I have sand in them, blurred vision. Please be sure to get your eye checked especially if you are on Plaquenil. My Opthamologist gave me eye drops to use they are called Systane Balance and Systane gel, depending on how dry my eyes are. Hugs.

posted about 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Absolutely, yes. From day one - dry, gritty, awful feeling - occasional blurring. Apparently it's a common thing in RA and other autoimmune disorders. OTC eye drops did nothing, so finally last year I got an eye exam from an opthalmologist (sp?) and he prescribed drops (Xiddra?) and holy moly it solved the problem overnight. I'd strongly recommend you see an opthalmologist (they are an MD, not an optometrist) to get it checked out. Best of luck!

posted about 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have had dry eyes for a out 15 years , use drops in the am and pm

posted about 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

It is caused by RA and may lead to cataracts. Try to limit nighttime driving and get an appt. with an eye doctor right away and get checked for cataracts. Insurance companies usually won't pay for surgery until your nearly blind but, they make special glasses to help you see better until you qualify for surgery.

posted about 3 years ago
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