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Does Lupus Cause Dark Circle Under Eyes
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
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
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
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 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
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