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Eye health can be a concern with rheumatoid arthritis, as Sjogren's Syndrome is a common comorbidity. This can cause dry eyes and other complications. It is an inflammatory condition that typically affects the tear and saliva glands. If you notice irritation and a painful burning in your eye, go see your doctor. Having dry eyes puts the patient at an increased risk of eye infections and damage to the cornea.

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on Eye Health and Aging: Myopia and… Marie,   I know how scary those flashes and floaters are.  My…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on RA And Eye Health: What You Can’t See… I'm really glad you got a new eye doctor to replace your previous really…

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Brad, Health Guide, commented on Rheumatoid Arthritis And Eye Health I always find it so intresting when I get to talking to someone in a support group…

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