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Does Anyone Have Eye Problems With This RA?

Does Anyone Have Eye Problems With This RA?

For example blurred vision, swelling, redness, infections?

A myRAteam Member said:

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is common in individuals with RA, and this condition is often the initial manifestation of secondary Sjögren syndrome. The eye may also have episcleritis, uveitis, and nodular scleritis that may lead to scleromalacia.

posted about 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have chronic dry eye. I am being treated with Xiidra, a prescription drug. Restasis is another common treatment. If you get no help from expensive eye drops (Systane, Thera tears, etc) see your eye doc soon. Dry eye can damage your corneas and cause other problems. Good luck painqueen.

posted 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes had itchy scratchy right eye. When I went to eye doc told hm about RA h said yes it is from RA. Gave me prednisone gets. Resolved

posted about 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi I'm new to the group. Having recently been diagnosed with RA. However this was exactly where my problem began. My annual visit to my optometrist discovered that I had Uveitis(inflammation in the middle layer of the eye) in both eyes. A rare disease causes infection, eye injury
autoimmune. Referred me to the rheumatologist to find out and now I'm here. Have your eyes checked. I'm in a steroid eye drop the rest of my life. Im learning the difference between flare and allergies, dry eye. Don't wait!

posted 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

i got very dry eyes ,now they give me steroide for my eyes but have to wait and see

posted 2 months ago
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