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Lupus And Eyesight
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more
Lupus patient having very bad lupus flare-ups, but with severe muscle weakness, bad headaches, blurry vision, poor focus & balance and memory lapses.
Rheumatologist: The issue you described is not suitable for this forum as the treatment needs to be closely monitored. If would be prudent to consult a rheumatologist and follow her/his advise. Wish you good health!. ...Read more
Autoimmune diseases that can mess with brain? Like, memory and leg and muscle twitches. Not lupus. The dsdna was negative
Vision: I have fuch's disease, astigmatism, 20/30 in one eye and 20/40 in the other eye. Also have dry eye. Why is my eyesight different each day?
Is it possible to have systemic manifestations of ra- problems with eyes, vasculitis, rashes before problems with joints? Ana 1:160, anti ccp igg: 63
No: No it does not. Have your eyes checked. ...Read more
Doc says i have allergy and dry eye. constant blurry vision and ghosting. Vision does not improve with drops. with glasses still 20/20 .Whats wrong?
See eye doctor: Allergic eyes only affect vision occasionally but dry eyes often do. Perhaps your vision is blurred because you need something more than just artificial tear but then I don't understand how you could have 20/20 vision if the vision were indeed blurred until this degree of visual acuity is only present intermittently. Please clarify. ...Read more
Went to eye doctor and discharge paper said Health problems reviewed "hyperopia, both eyes, astigmatism both eyes. Is this bad?
How can one prevent further cataracts progression due to diabetes and high blood pressure? Because of my diabetes and hypertension, i started to develop nuclear cataracts of my eye lenses in both my eyes. My vision is a little blurry now. My ophthalmologi
Why do people with rheumatoid arthritis get scleritis so often? My mom has RA and also always seems to have eye problems, particularly scleritis flare-ups. Why is this so common in RA patients?
Not too common: The sclera, just like the joint lining, is a connective tissue. The same immune response can happen in the eye as well. Scleritis is becoming more rare as the tnf medications (humira, cimzia, (certolizumab pegol) Remicade but not enbrel) decrease scleritis greatly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr won't diagnose me, but my joint pain/stiffness, fatigue, dry eyes/mouth, rashes, raynauds & rashes improve on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). What does that mean?
Not normally: The eye twitching could be myokymia, secondary to eye strain, fatigue, stress, and even chemical imbalance associated with steroids. But issue here is whether this is the first episode of multiple sclerosis. Get this fully evaluated, up to 50 % eventual ms following optic neuritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ana tested positive. Ra tested 32. "blimp" on liver, vit d very low. Whats up with +ana and blimp on liver?
Varies: It sounds like you are being worked up for an autoimmune sort of disease; unfortunately, diagnosis of these require a constellation of symptoms, so with just those lab values with a possible blip on an imaging study, it's impossible to make a diagnosis. I would suggest a referral to a rheumatologist. ...Read more