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Recently diagnosed with lupus. Have awful dry eye and light sensitivity with swollen red lids. On restasis and prednisone as well as plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).

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

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Eye Sight (Definition)

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


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Can Lupus affect your eye sight?

Can Lupus affect your eye sight?

Yes: Lupus can affect the eyes in many ways. It can cause dry eyes inflammation of the eye. Cause retinal issues. So yes it can affect eyesight ...Read more

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Lupus patient having very bad lupus flare-ups, but with severe muscle weakness, bad headaches, blurry vision, poor focus & balance and memory lapses.

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

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Could wearing power-less spectacles also affect one's eye health and eyesight?

Could  wearing power-less spectacles also affect one's eye health and eyesight?

Yes and No: Under the age of 10 when the visual system is still developing it is essential to wear the correct prescription. Over that age, wearing the wrong prescription will not damage your eyes, you just won't see as well. ...Read more

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Can you advise for vertigo, rheumatoid arhtritis and psoriasis?

Can you advise for vertigo, rheumatoid arhtritis and psoriasis?

See details: The vertigo is unrelated. See an ENT specialist. There are exercises and meds that can help. See a rheumatologist for the arthritic issues and the psoriasis. You likely have psoriatic arthritis and not RA. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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? .

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?

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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 more

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I suffer from poor vision and lazy eye, any suggestions for eye help, like vitamins/supplements?

I suffer from poor vision and lazy eye, any suggestions for eye help, like vitamins/supplements?

See opthomologist: See a doctor who specialized in diseases and surgery for eyes. Research your options with the specialist. There are no supplements known to help. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Autoimmune disease: You probably have an autoimmune disease that does not meet criteria fully for diagnosis. With time, criteria may be met and a diagnosis may br given. If you are getting better with treatment, then a formal diagnosis is not critical. ...Read more

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Does eye twitching come with optic neuritis? Currently on steroids for it.

Does eye twitching come with optic neuritis? Currently on steroids for it.

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 more

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Ana tested positive. Ra tested 32. "blimp" on liver, vit d very low. Whats up with +ana and blimp on liver?

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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