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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...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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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 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 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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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?

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

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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

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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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Can my lupus be related to my severe dry eye syndrome?

Can my lupus be related to my severe dry eye syndrome?

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

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I have lupus. Last 4-5 days very dIzzy and rIght eye blurry and spots?

I have lupus. Last 4-5 days very dIzzy and rIght eye blurry and spots?

Please see your doctor: and an eye doctor, need to be evaluated, good luck ...Read more

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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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What can cause persistent puffy eyes?

What can cause persistent puffy eyes?

Many possibilities: Allergies, infections, hypothyroidism, liver disease, malnutrition, and congestive heart failure are among the many possible causes of puffy eyes. See an ophthalmologist if you want to discover why yours are puffy. ...Read more

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What type of hormone issues causes puffy eyes?

What type of hormone issues causes puffy eyes?

Many factors: Can cause puffy eyes from heredity, allergy, thyroid eye disease (not just hypothyroid), growths. ...Read more

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Does poor eyesight cause puffy eyes/dark circles?

No: Puffy lower eye lids are caused by many causes including, not enough rest, genetics, medical conditions or drug side affects. Your level of eye sight should not affect this. ...Read more

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What can I do about puffy eyes caused from allergies?

What can I do about puffy eyes caused from allergies?

Puffy Eyes: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors. Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake. http://www.eyehealthweb.com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read more

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Why everyday I wake up with puffy eyes ? what might be the causes and what is the treatment ?

Why everyday I wake up with puffy eyes ? what might be the causes and what is the treatment ?

Puffy Eyes: The common causes are lack of sleep, kidney disease or thyroid dysfunction. Better to check out earliest possible. ...Read more

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Can citralopram cause puffy eyes?

Can citralopram cause puffy eyes?

Rare: Only secondarily in rare cases where the drug has caused hypothyroidism. Please follow up with your family doctor for testing and other causes. Best wishes and have a blessed holiday season. ...Read more

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What causes puffy eyes feet and hands?

What causes 
puffy eyes feet and hands?

Many causes: Many causes. Most common causes include heart conditions liver disease kidney disease myxedema. What are additional symptoms ? If skin is red and swollen it could be from allergies ...Read more

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What exactly causes puffy eyes in infectious mononucleosis?

What exactly causes puffy eyes in infectious mononucleosis?

Swollen lymph nodes: The most likely reason is that with mono, the lymph nodes in the head and neck become enlarged and then interfere with the return of lymph or tissue fluid back to the heart. There may be other factors as well. ...Read more