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.
Scleritis . Scleritis is an autoimmune raction of the body , wich means the body is attacking it self , just like rheumatoid arthrtis , and scleritis is a finding in pt with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis an old article , in the medical literature addresses the fact you can find it in the link and even though is scientific , you can get information.

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