I am on Cimzia & Arava for my R.A...I also have asthma and had an asthma attack a few days ago. I decided to start prednisone to get my breathing under control...Went to the eye Dr the next day, and she told me my optic nerve is bleeding...Kinda freaked me out, I went to my primary Dr, she has me on oxygen now and breathing treatments, but told me prednisone can be the cause of the optic nerve bleeding..which by the way I guess can cause blindness.I hate to even write that. Anyway i cannot go off the prednisone because I still am not breathing right. Anybody out there ever have optic nerve issues? I have a gut feeling this is all tired to the R.A...I think there is an eye disorder that has something to do with inflamation of the eye..anybody have an opinion?