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Lupus Cause Puffy Eyes
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The anemia would...: Likely be very severe to cause this accumulation of fluid in the extravascular spaces (aka "third spacing"). A decreased red cell mass does decrease the oncotic pressue of blood, leading to inefficient reuptake of fluid at the venous side of the capillary bed. If it were to occur however, the area around the eyes would be one place to see this because the tissue there is highly distensible. ...Read more
Many factors: I am assuming you mean lower eyelid puffiness? There are many factors to contribute to this- lack of sleep, high salt diet, allergies, and most commonly hereditary anatomy. It is usually the lower eyelid muscle and soft tissue layer loosening over time, allowing the fatty tissue behind it to bulge outward. Surgery can help reduce that, but it will not affect the other factors i mentioned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can treat them: There are no real cures for eye allergies, but there are many effective treatments. Over the counter drops like zaditor (ketotifen) work well to control the symptoms. Sometimes you need to treat them with oral medicines like Allegra or zyrtec. See an ophthalmologist if these are not effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it's not : Shortens or you ANA would be positive. You could be tired from anemia or need more thyroid possibly . Is your B12 ok? Maybe a super B complex would help. Are you eating healthy and getting 8 hours of sleep?? Any chance of sleep apnea? Dry eyes are common. Dry washing with baby shampoo at least daily. If tired tend to lick lips subconscious and makes them dry!! ...Read more
Have both blepharitis n dry eyes.Does Blepharitis cause dry eyes or dry eyes cause blepharitis? I'm on Dothiepin 35mg. Can this be the cause? I'm 55.
Fluid, gravity: Skin around eyelids is very thin - in some places only 4 cell layers thick. Thus, even a small amount of swelling can look prominent. Any irritation may cause such swelling. Further, as we age, the collagen and elastic tissue which provide support also age and lose some of their ability to counter the effect of gravity. Some vitamin c topical products may help strengthen collagen in this area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I’ve been diagnosed with sjogrens as I have dry eye disease and a very high anti-ro. Given my super high ana (1:2560), could this also be lupus?
Sjogren can be primary but is often secondary to an other illness. One of the underlying illnesses may be lupus. You may consult this site for criteria for diagnosis of lupus. It would be imperative to discuss it with your doctor.
Wish you good health! ...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?
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?
Have hypothyroid, RA, n recently diagnosed lupus. My left eye is swelled n hurts both cheekbon are red,itchy,tingly. throat feels SOMEONE Gripping it?
ER or call 911: you 've got to be seen ASAP ...Read more
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