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Alternative Names Epiphora; Tearing - increased References Hurwitz JJ. The lacrimal drainage system. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology . 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 12.
Definition Eye muscle repair is surgery to correct eye muscle problems that cause crossed (misaligned) eyes. The medical term for crossed eyes is strabismus . Alternative Names Repair of cross-eye; Resection and recession; Strabismus repair; Extraocular muscle surgery Description The goal of this surgery is to allow the eye muscles to be in proper position and help the eyes move correctly. Eye muscle surgery is usually done on children, but adults who have similar eye problems may also have it done. Children will usually receive general anesthesia for the procedure. They will be asleep and will not feel pain. Depending on the problem, one or both eyes may have surgery. After the anesthesia has taken effect, the eye surgeon makes a small surgical cut in the clear tissue covering the white of the eye. This tissue is called the conjunctiva . Then the surgeon will locate one or more of the eye muscles that needs surgery. Sometimes the surgery strengthens the muscle, and sometimes it weakens it. To s...
Can rheumatoid arthritis affect the eyes and vision? Just as RA is an inflammatory disease which attacks bones and joints, it can also attack the eyes. Complications may include dry eyes, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal problems, glaucoma, cataracts, and Sjogren’s Syndrome. As patients living with complicated medical issues, we should get regular check-ups including annual eye exams.
Dry Eyes, Sjögren's Syndrome, and RA
Dry eyes is a common problem for patients living with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients may notice irritation, a gritty feeling, painful burning, sensitivity to light, and a sensation that something is in the eye. It is caused by a lack of tear production. Patients with dry eyes are at increased risk for infections around the eye and damage to the cornea.
Eye dryness is also a symptom of Sjögren's syndrome which is an inflammatory disease that can affect many different parts of the body, but most of...
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