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Can Lupus Cause Dark Circles Around Your Eyes
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. ...Read more
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 quite rare. The most common problem with the eye in lupus patients is the development of cataracts from treatment with steroids, one of many reasons doses should be kept low. Plaquenyl eye toxicity is nill, by using less than 6 mg/kg of body weight. ...Read more
I have lupus and vasculitus of my retinas. I got 3 steroid drips and on a course of prednisone. My eyes are not better yet. Will the meds work?
Retinal vasculitis: This is a serious condition. Would tell your doctor you are not better and or get a second opinion from a university ophthalmologist who specializes in retinitis. You may need intraocular steorids (injection or implant), or IV steroids like 1 gram over 2-3 days to stop the inflammation as well as oral autoimmune medications like Imuran, celcept, methotrexate or Benlysta/ f/u/ tomorrow ...Read more
I am 39 yrs old with systemic lupus, last night my nose has a clear stream just drippng, my eyes are red and dry, I checked pollen count and it 2.2 so?
Allergies: Your symptoms are consistent with allergies like hay fever. A trial of antihistamines like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (non drowsy) as well as nasal decongestant spray may be effective for symptom relief. A cortisone type nasal spray requires a prescription and may also be needed. ...Read more
I have SLE and have suffered from eye tics since childhood. I had Botox to treat them but now have puffy bags under eyes. Is this from botox or lupus?
Either one or both: Lupus is an inflammatory condition, while botox is used to reverse wrinkles, but both have similar effects in causing swelling beneath the skin of the eyelids... ...Read more
I am weaning off Klonopin and have Lupus. I have had a severe headache for a week. My temples, eyes, the region below the ears and the back of head hurt. I have never had this before and it worsens in light. Should I see a doctor or wait for it to pass?
Could I have lupus? Joint pain, tingling in toes, water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes, red face, headaches, fatigue, graves diseas
Only a good eval by-: -a rheumatologist can give you a good answer. You need to see one for hands on eval & lab tests. Some of the symptoms does suggest lupus, but you need an answer, & that is the best way to have the question answered. ...Read more
I got episcleritis on my eye due to lupus but it had gone away, now it recently came back & disappeared is this something that comes & goes forever?
Yes: Episcleritis caused by a collagen vascular disease such as lupus can cause recurrent episodes. These can return from time to time for your entire lifetime. ...Read more
Autoimmune: You almost certainly have dry eyes associated with your lupus, and this can be very difficult to treat. Restasis helps improve tear production, which is shut down in an autoimmune environment. You could consider punctual plugs which will help your tears stay longer in your eyes. You could also consider treating the quality of your tear film, such as by taking omega-3 orally. ...Read more
My sister went to the ER with a pink color in eye. Meds for it makes it worse. She has lupus. What else could it be?
Please see your doctor: And an eye doctor, need to be evaluated, good luck ...Read more
I have lupus sle. My eye white part is red swollen looks like a blood clot psinful too is this a flare up from lupus?
Could be: I would see your ophthalmologist as this may very well be associated with the lupus. ...Read more
If I have lupus, am I still a good candidate for laser eye surgery? I was recently diagnosed with lupus. Before I was diagnosed, I was planning to have laser eye surgery. Will my eye doctor still do the procedure even though I have this?
Can do LASIK:
As long as the lupus is not active
lasik should not be a problem. ...Read more
Have hypothyroid, RA, n recently diagnosed lupus. My left eye is swelled n hurts both cheekbon are red, itchy, tingly. Throat feels SOMEONE Gripping it?
ER or call 911: You 've got to be seen ASAP ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with lupus. Have awful dry eye and light sensitivity with swollen red lids. On restasis and prednisone as well as plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).
Autoimmune: You almost certainly have dry eyes associated with your lupus, and this can be very difficult to treat. Restasis helps improve tear production, which is shut down in an autoimmune environment. You could consider punctual plugs which will help your tears stay longer in your eyes. You could also consider treating the quality of your tear film, such as by taking omega-3 orally. Good luck. ...Read more
2 months ago had sex w lady w lupus. Used condom. No oral sex but, she'd also bite my lip. Vag fluid on hands. Might have touched my eye. I've been feeling achy last 2 days. Is this likely from being run-down or HIV? I've been out last 4 nights.
Lupus not contagious: If you haven't had your 8 hours of sleep the last 4 nights, you have good reason to be tired! Also, if your partner was HIV positive, spread is unlikely via saliva with lip injury and or transfer from hands to the conjuncitiva of your eye. Also, AIDS symptoms are delayed months or years from date of contracting the virus. ...Read more
I have pain over my right eye, my nose and my forehead, I am also feeling disoriented. I have never had any sinus problems. I do have lupus, high blood pressure and have had heart bypass in the past. It even hurts when I put on my glasses.
ER ASAP: Go to ER immediately, . Lupus and High BP can cause visual problems. Both can affect brain function. ...Read more
Could my allergy cause dark circles around eyes. I have itchy and running nose especially in the mornings. Help what should I do to remove bad circles?
Allergic shiners: Sounds like "allergic shiners". Very frequently associated with the congestion of nasal allergies. Appropriate treatment of your allergies will lessen infra orbital symptoms. ...Read more
Genetics and allergy: Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. Use allergy meds as needed and try cool soaks to the area. You can probably make it better, but not get rid of these entirely. ...Read more
Might be eczema: If you are a person with allergies, asthma, etc it may be due to eczema. Atopic dermatitis can cause dark circles around the eyes and dry eyes to boot (atopic keratoconjunctivitis). Do you have rashes on your body? If so, you may have your answer. I would see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Most often, when children have dark circles under their eyes it may be due to lack of sleep or allergies. Allergies to pollen can cause slight swelling of the lower eyelids and make them appear darker.
Over-the-counter antihistamines may help if he has symptoms of congestion, cough or sneezing.
Avoid rubbing the eyes which can make any irritation worse and may lead to an infection. ...Read more
Dark Eye Circles: In most circumstances the dark circles that form under the lower lids are a result of leaky capillaries in the thin skin of the lid. This problem has no predictable solution, though many creams claim to improve this condition. In some cases, the circles are due to a deep indentation at the "tear trough" line between the lid and the upper cheek. Fillers may help to camouflage the shadowing. ...Read more
Possibly: They could be allergic shiners.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dark circles: The most common causes are allergies and hereditary dark skin pigmentation. Other issues can also cause this problem such as poor health, malnutrition, alcohol abuse, etc. Treatments include cool compresses, allergy meds, alcohol cessation, balanced diet, makeup concealer, dermal filler, laser skin treatments. ...Read more
Many reasons: Ethnicity, pigmentation, thin skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help ...Read more
Contacts: If the contacts are causing irritation in the eyes, it may induce some swelling in the eyelids which may look like bags or dark circles under the eyes. You may be noticing the bags and dark circles that are blocked by your glasses frames previously as well. Try cool compresses, artificial tears, allergy meds, and makeup concealers. Something dermal filler and/or laser skin treatments can help. ...Read more
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