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

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Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Yang
Dr. George Yang
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

About 20% of patients with systemic lupus will also have a secondary sjogren's syndrome (dry eyes).

In brief: Yes

About 20% of patients with systemic lupus will also have a secondary sjogren's syndrome (dry eyes).
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Lupus is an auto immunity related disease.
It is not uncommon that there is an autoimmune activity that inhibit the function of the lacrimal gland hence dry eye. It might respond to the special drop for dry eye which is advertised on tv.

In brief: Yes

Lupus is an auto immunity related disease.
It is not uncommon that there is an autoimmune activity that inhibit the function of the lacrimal gland hence dry eye. It might respond to the special drop for dry eye which is advertised on tv.
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
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