I don't have a diagnosis of SLE but I've had Rheumatoid Arthritis for 6 years. I've waiting to get a second opinion re: Lupus diagnosis.
Anyway, my eyes are very swollen and have been for about 9 months or so. I do have inflammatory eye disease but it's in remission. Apart from scarring left on the corneas which can only be treated surgically, (no thanks!) it's totally under control and I've been discharged from the ophthalmologist with an open referral if I am concerned again. I saw my optician who is very experienced in usual eye problems and she gave me eye drops but couldn't really shed any light. I'm not concerned enough to ask to be re-referred to the hospital but I am frustrated because my eyes ache. It also makes me look like I've been walloped in my face and people are commenting! I've tried every eye drop on the market to no avail.
Has anyone had similar and if so, what was causing it? Thanks in advance.