ulceration inside lower eyelid....

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dunny2
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   Posted 2/15/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't been diagnosed with lupus for that long, so I'm still feeling my way around. So I'm wondering if the eyes can be affected.
My right eye has little clusters of ulcers inside the lower lid and swelling around the tear duct. My vision blurs, and I also get nasty
stuff build up in that eye...
Today I've noticed a feeling just under that eye, almost as though I have a hair on there, but there's nothing there. That feeling has
increased to almost a tic.
Any info you guys can give me, I would really appreciate. Thanks.
Vicky

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/16/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vicky,

I saw your post yesterday, but was hoping someone with more knowledge about the eye issues would respond.

It is always hard to know which disease is causing what. Autoimmune diseases tend to have overlapping diseases. So if you have Lupus, you can go on to develop sjogren's, raynauds, hashimoto's, ore even Crohn's or Scleroderma.

I see you already have Crohn's and Fibro, so you've got a LOT going on. There are some members here with some difficult eye issues . . . I hope they see your post and give you some tips.

You really need to make sure your rheumatologist and GP know about the eye issues. Are they doing anything to treat that? It sounds really painful.

I hope you'll keep us posted when you talk to your doctor.

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Weleetka
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   Posted 2/16/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it can affect your eyes.. I had it twice .. infections of the sclera.. it was very painful and lasted 13 days.. I had to take the steriod drops and my eyes drooped...

dunny2
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   Posted 2/16/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your replies guys. I'm seeing the doc tomorrow....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

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dunny2
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   Posted 2/24/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Saw the eye doc, he told me that I have a cyst in the tear duct, calcium deposits on the inside lower lid and no lubrication
of the eyes. He said the dry eyes were due to lupus Mmmmm....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


suetoo
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   Posted 3/21/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi! Vicky,

I know just what you are talking about! People with lupus are prone to cold sores, and any mucosa is fair game for the little nasty ulcerations. It is characteristic of Sjogren's, dry eyes, but I get crops of sores, (ulcers), in my nose, and mouth. They can turn up on eyes, and private parts. Our intestines are lined with mucus, too, and they can get inflammed, too. I get periodic bouts of mucousy, bloody diarrha, that is very similar to IBS, or Crohn's Disease. There is alot of overlap in these autoimmune illnesses like ours. This winter has been extra cold, and I find using an over the counter lubricating eye drop, (recommended by my eye dr., too) helps alot. I am SOOOO glad you saw a dr. Hope drops help,

sue


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MJLD
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   Posted 3/21/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a terrible eye inflammation in my left eye a year or so ago that the eye doc immediately said was from the lupus.  It was so painful!  He also said my eyes were extremely dry.  Judy
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