Posted 4/24/2007 9:05 AM (GMT -7)
Lion, the doctor I see for my eyes is a neuroopthalmologist, so he is both a neurologist and an opthalmologist. I was referred to him because of double vision that has nothing to do with lupus. The last time I saw him, which was a couple of weeks ago, we talked at length about lupus, sjogren's, and RA and how they can cause eye problems. My eye problems are different from yours in that I get frequent eye infections. He told me that the sjogren's makes my eyes "dry as a bone" and that the lupus is attacking my eyes, so I had an infection plus inflamation. He prescribed two eye drops. One is an antibiotic drop and the other steroid drops.
What I am learning is that lupus can attack any part of us in different ways. The challenge for all of us is getting a correct diagnosis and then proper treatment. It's not as easy as one would think, and there isn't anyone in this forum that doesn't know that!
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, cymbalta, tramadol, lunesta, actonel, meridia, tricor, aciphex, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin