Episcleritis Question..

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   Posted 1/10/2012 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to know if anyone has ever had this eye problem before. I was diagnosed with it today and my opthamologisat told me it was probably becasue i had an underlying autoimmune disease. I've had it now for almost 3 weeks and tonight it really bothers me and my eye is quite painful and have extremely bad photosensitivity. Any advice would be great...

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   Posted 1/11/2012 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't recall it ever being mentioned on this forum. I looked it up quickly and it said about 1/3rd of the cases are due to some underlying illness...which in it's may or may not be auto-immune.

Unless you see a rheumy and have an autoimmune disease diagnosed, or have other symptoms as explained here: www.lupus.org I would doubt the existence of an underlying illness.

However, if the Drs treatment doesn't improve it in a reasonable time, I'd suggest following up with a rheumotologist -- they are the specialists in auto-immune diseases.
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