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Can lupus cause a cyst in the eye or on the kidney?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Lupus and eyes: Lupus can cause many eye problems, including retinopathy (abnormal blood vessel formation), scleritis, vein occlusions, cranial nerve palsies, and optic neuropathy. Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) a medicine often used to treat lupus, may have eye toxicity of its own depending on dosage and duration used. It is important to have regular eye exams with an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
No: Lupus can affect the eyes and kudneysbut it does not cause cysts.

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