Just wondering if Eye hemorrhage half of my eye blood red can be a side effect of GCA? Also I have had several laser surgeries for retina tears. Just saw Dr last week, everything looked OK. Just wondering if anyone else has had Eye bleeding as a result of GCA ? Thanks Thinking about calling my retina specialist again on Monday?
GCA And Eye Bleeding or hemorrhage: Just wondering... - PMRGCAuk
Thanks PMR. Still on 20 mg be three years December when starting with 60. Kate flaring, Know I have to get down to lower dose. Daughter wants me to call Dr since having eye pain too. You are probably right. But last retina tear pain in the opposite Eye Office personnel still laughs about it here it turned out to be the other item that had the chair and needed emergency surgery. Again PMR thanks for your input haven’t been on in a long time but pretty much follow every day.
If you are having eye pain then your daughter is probably right you should get it checked. Sight is precious and you should take no risks.
But you can't reconcile "Keep flaring" and "Know I have to get down to lower dose". You are flaring because you are trying to go to a dose that is too low to manage the inflammation. If you accept the dose you are at that works you are less likely to flare - which only results in you going back to a higher dose and you having taken even more pred as a result.
If they are too worried about the pred dose - they could consider Actemra/tocilizumab.
As PMRpro says more likely to be side effect of Pred. I had it a few times, and yes the first time you automatically assume it's GCA, but it's usually not. My GP even got me an emergency appointment with eye clinic, but as they said it should go within a week or so, and it did!
Yours would have been ideal for Halloween, but a bit late now!
If by any chance is does go on longer and is painful then get it checked, but otherwise don't worry, just another thing to be aware of!
Case. I’m so pleased you asked about bloodshot eye. I had been very worried about it, and it took 2 gps I was seeing anyway to explain and only when a gp friend told me did I believe him that it was just a broke. Capillary and nothing to worry about it. For the last 6weeks amazingly not one blood shot eye j til 3days ago just when I lessened my preds from 7 to 6! I’m thrilled to now know. Should I go up to 7agai. Do you think?