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.
It’s strange. For as long as I can remember, my eye doctor has been asking me if I was ever diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. I don’t specifically know what my eye doctor has seen, other than a pretty significant increase in poor vision. I was almost three months premature when I was born, and…