Has anyone experienced otitis (eye inflammation) caused by lupus or RA?

Has anyone experienced otitis (eye inflammation) caused by lupus or RA?

I had redness; eye pain , headache, spasms and couldn’t tolerate light. My ophthalmologist said it was bilateral eye inflammation caused by the autoimmune disease. They are not responding well to prednisone drops and it’s terrible.

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Yes at least one of my eyes always has a blood shot appearance. My rheumatologist has told me has got to do with my lupus. I am using lubricating eye drops

posted 3 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

This sounds just like me. Eye inflammation is a common symptom that occurs to me during every flare. The beginning of this year it has hit me harder than normal. Unless I wear sunglasses outside I can’t see, my eyes will physically close from the irritation of the sunlight, they burn and sometimes I like they have their own heartbeat.

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Yes and I use eye drops several times a day. Sometimes they don't help and I think that is due to systemic flare I am in. Very frustrating

posted 3 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I had episcleritis and they prescribed NSAIDS. I am one who refuses steroids.

posted 3 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I get swollen corneas and extremely dry eyes. Only thing that helps me is systain ultra preservative free eye drops. I get the small vials and after I open it I put it in a plastic bag for later in the day. It won’t stay good not covered overnight. But I get 2-3 uses out of it a day.

posted 3 months ago
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