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Does inflammatory bowel disease affect your eyes?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
All the seronegative spondyloarthropathies can cause eye problems.
This includes ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reiter's syndrome, enteropathic arthritis. All can cause uveitis or iritis. This can lead to anterior chamber glaucoma. All can cause conjuctivitis, which can be mistaken with allergy or infection. These illness are associated with cryptic or overt crohn's or enteritis.

In brief: Yes.
All the seronegative spondyloarthropathies can cause eye problems.
This includes ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reiter's syndrome, enteropathic arthritis. All can cause uveitis or iritis. This can lead to anterior chamber glaucoma. All can cause conjuctivitis, which can be mistaken with allergy or infection. These illness are associated with cryptic or overt crohn's or enteritis.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great collaboration. Wishing you'all the very best.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It can
More often than chron's.
See an eye md, gi, pcp, rheum, regularly.

In brief: It can
More often than chron's.
See an eye md, gi, pcp, rheum, regularly.
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It can
Can cause iritis, an inflammation of the eye, rarely scleritis, a dangerous inflammation of the sclera (white of eye) or marginal keratitis, of the cornea.

In brief: It can
Can cause iritis, an inflammation of the eye, rarely scleritis, a dangerous inflammation of the sclera (white of eye) or marginal keratitis, of the cornea.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Dr. Bud Kurwa
especially seen in Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: It may
If are having any symptoms let your md know as a formal optho eval might be necessary.

In brief: It may
If are having any symptoms let your md know as a formal optho eval might be necessary.
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