Arthritis causes pain and swelling and is commonly found in the joints but arthritis can also affect the eye.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis harms connective tissue. Connective tissue is made up mostly of collagen. Collagen is found in the eye in the cornea and sclera. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, it is important to visit us regularly.
Dry Eyes – There is a link between arthritis and dry eye especially among women. There are many treatments available for dry eye to make it less annoying and reduce your chance of infection. Some are over the counter such as artificial tears, while others need a prescription or treatment from one of our ophthalmologists.
Eye diseases that are common amongst the population with arthritis include: Scleritis, Uveitis, and Glaucoma. Any inflammation in the eye, can affect your vision.
If you have arthritis or are experiencing dry eyes, red eyes, or eye pain, schedule an appointment with Grosinger, Spigelman and Grey ophthalmologists located in Bloomfield Hills today.