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A 40-year-old female asked:

painful eye, sensitive to light and watering. slightly bloodshot and red round the iris. had a similar thing last year was told it may be allergy?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Likely iritis: I would say you have recurrent inflammation of the anterior segment called Iritis (Uveitis), likely related to your systemic condition of low back pain. If you know you have ankylosing spondylitis (inflammatory arthritis of the low back), then this is associated w/ it. You need a complete ophthalmological exam by an Eye MD, who will evaluate & treat. With a recurrent history, you need a work up.
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Eye allergies don't cause painful eyes. See an ophthalmologist ASAP!
May 19, 2014

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