Is Arthritis Related To Eye Problems?

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With a busy lifestyle and improper diet plan, humans suffer from various types of diseases, among all, Arthritis is one of them. It makes your body as well as vision weak and weak. This article aims to provide the relevant information about the connection Arthritis with eye problems

If you are suffering from any kind of eye disease, then you can consult with a professional eye doctor as he examines your condition & gives you proper treatment.

What do you mean by Arthritis?

Typically, arthritis is a disorder that is often described as an inflammation of the joints. It adversely affects one joint or more than one joint. A person suffering from this disorder experiences all kinds of pain in his body especially on the knees and elbows. Although there are numerous types of this disease, the condition can cause harmful problems in the body and more importantly on the eyes.

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In a recent study, it has been found that almost every single individual aged 18 years experience the harmful effects of Arthritis. Moreover, this disease also has a very serious impact on their overall quality of life.

Arthritis named Rheumatoid affects human eyes adversely.  This disorder usually affected both eyes and may even result in night blindness. In women, the risk factors of the arthritis eye-related problems get increased and it may become more worsen as it progresses in the body.

Different Types of Arthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis: It is an autoimmune disease that causes when the body is attacked by its immune system and makes the immunity weaker rather than protecting from viruses and harmful bacteria. It also attacks the lining of the joints and causes inflammation.
  • Osteoarthritis: It arises when the protective cartilage splits between the joints that increase more pain and difficulty for a patient. But its symptoms vary from individual to individual.
  • Gout: It is one of the major types of arthritis as it delivers inflammatory effects when a human body produces a higher level of uric acid that further forms crystals in the joints and make them weak so that you are unable to walk. The crystals cause inflammatory effects on the big toe and in other joints.

Eye diseases associated with Arthritis

  • Keratitis sicca (Dry eye syndrome)

It is often known as dry eye syndrome in which the eyes immediately stop producing enough tears to keep them moist. It is found most commonly in women as compared to men.

Symptoms

  • Dryness
  • Blurry vision
  • a sensation of something in the eyes

Treatment

Controlling arthritis inflammation with the help of proper medicines. Topical ointment usually used at night. Making artificial tears into play to keep the eyes moist.

  • Scleritis

It is also associated with the sclera i.e. the white section of our eyes. Moreover, it can lead to the thin cornea which can further cause the eye to rupture.

Symptoms

  • Severe pain
  • Redness in eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Decreased vision

Treatment

  • Oral corticosteroids
  • Other oral medication to reduce inflammation
  • Cataracts

This disease arises when inflammation of the eyeball causes the lens to cloud over. Causes may include psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid.

Symptoms

  • Cloudy vision
  • Poor night vision
  • Faded color appearance

Treatment

  • Required surgery to eliminate the cloudy lens and insert an artificial one