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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?

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

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Can lupus cause dark circles and puffiness around eyes?

Can lupus cause dark circles and puffiness around eyes?

Yes.: Any chronic disease associated with fatigue and/or poor sleep can do this, as can lupus! ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will lupus cause eyes to twitch?

Need doctor's help! will lupus cause eyes to twitch?

Lupus : Can cause significant inflammation inside your eyes but there is not direct association with eyelid twitching. If you are diagnosed with lupus, make sure you have a complete evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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

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

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

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How to remove darkcircle under eyes?

Genetic?: I imagine this is a cosmetic problem, though i could be wrong. I many darker pigmented ethnic groups this is normal. If you are intent on removing them, i suggest you see a dermatologist first and then a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How does connective tissue disease with lupus factor affect the eyes?

How does connective tissue disease with lupus factor affect the eyes?

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

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