Understanding Eye Problems in Lupus

Lupus patients can have eye problems, but they are not common. The most common is dry eyes, often related to Sjögren’s syndrome, another autoimmune disorder associated with lupus. The treatment for Sjögren’s syndrome is generally just moisturizing eye drops or sometimes Restasis. Plugging the tear ducts is a surgical therapy. Then the run off for tears produced by tear glands is reduced. Only occasionally does Sjögren’s syndrome cause systemic symptoms and require more therapy, and it is often the same treatment used for lupus. Read more.

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