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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: Any chronic disease associated with fatigue and/or poor sleep can do this, as can lupus!

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Param Fagoora
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not really: It will be a good idea to have the eyes cked for allergic conjunctivitis.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
In several ways!: Lupus can be associated with dry-eye syndrome, typically more severe in sjogren's syndrome. Very severe lupus can causes optic neuritis, but this is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Lupus can affect the eyes in many ways. It can cause dry eyes inflammation of the eye. Cause retinal issues. So yes it can affect eyesight
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune connective tissue disorder with various clinical presentations. SLE affects many organ ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giana Nicoara
27 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Allergies can cause itchy eyes. Scratching your eyes is not a good idea, as it may cause infection, and you could also scratch your cornea. For the sa ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: From an autoimmune standpoint, thyroid can lead to dry eyes. With dry eyes, the vision may fluctuate or blur. Thyroid can also cause tissues within ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It may if blood: Pressure and heart rate are not controlled. Best wishes!
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Raynaud's can affect your knees. The vasospasm that occurs during an attack most commonly happens in the fingers and toes. However raynaud's can affe ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Can: There are multiple sinus cavities including the ethmoid and paranasal which are in direct path with your eye orbit, so if there is severe congestion, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Yes: Dry eyes can cause your vision to be blurry and not correct with glasses or contacts. Using re-wetting drops can be helpful as well as having plugs i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Smoking: Check out smokefree.Gov for more resources online.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Irritate: The what of the blow dryer could have an irritating effect on the skin around the eyes both from the heat and hot air. If this is concern be careful h ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience Family Medicine
Diabetes: Diabetes affects every organ system in your body, including your skin. If your diabetes is not controlled, you may find it more difficult for skin le ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. April Chang-Miller
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily a joint disease: However, rheumatoid arthritis occasionally affects other parts of the body — including the eyes. The most common eye-related symptom of rheumatoid art ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely: Although the eyes can feel "full" or heavy if you have sinus pressure, sinusitis rarely causes eye issues. If there is a true sinus infection that is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Should not: The sedimentation rate (ESR) is not diagnostic of any one disease but is increased in conditions with inflammation and necrosis (dying tissue). Esr i ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: Inflammation of the thyroid can give some patients significant neck/throat symptoms. But generally most thyroid nodules are without symptoms. And most ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Bleeding into skin: Systemic vasculitis can affect the small blood vessels in the skin causing bleeding into the skin. This can take on many forms depending on the amoun ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Snow
30 years experience Rheumatology
It can: Inflammation in your body gives you an independent risk factor for developing narrowing of the arteries called atherosclerosis. What you can do is con ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes.. Overdoses can.: Result in blurry vision and even blindness which resolves.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Uveitis is more familiar in sarcoidosis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; eye problems are famously seen in reactive arthritis (formerly misnamed "re ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Several ways: As you age, you will get cataracts. Your eyes may become dry, you may develop blepharitis (eyelid issues), your cornea may develop a blue ring and you ... Read More
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