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Hello everyone-

I have a question for the community. About 4-5 years ago, shortly before receiving my Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriatic Spondylitis diagnoses (I’m 32, I have had pain since I was 15 and was diagnosed around 30), I began having eye problems including severely dry eyes that felt inflamed and blurry vision. I went to an eye doctor and received prescription glasses; they helped some, but not much. Fast forward a couple of years and I have received my diagnoses and I mentioned to my rheumatologist my eye problems. He sent me to another eye doctor to check for conjunctivitis. The doctor said he saw no signs of inflammation but gave me a different prescription and prescription eye drops. Here we are a couple of years later and the problem is on going. I wake up to red, dry, blood shot eyes. After a short period they begin to water and don’t stop, but within a couple of hours become painfully dry again, and finally begin to water incessantly at night. Has anyone else experienced anything similar or been told anything by their doctor? Thank you all!

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sorry you are dealing with eye condition that is not being treated correctly or I guess not diagnosed with any specifics. RA can affect the eye --2 conditions are sjogrens syndrome and uveitis. Not sure if spelling correctly but search those two. I don't know if PsA also causes eye problems. Good luck

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Hi Amber, I have Sjogrens. It seems that what you have been describing.

After RA, I had these same symptoms.

Still have these symptoms!

Your eye doctor can put plugs in your eyes to keep moisture in your eye,; use eye drops, and see an ophthalmologist. Worth your money!

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