Eye Care for People with Inflammatory Arthritis

Vision problems may accompany rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of inflammatory arthritis, so be on the lookout.

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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning the bodys immune system attacks healthy tissue, causing inflammation. Anyone with an autoimmune disease is at risk for uveitis, which refers to inflammation in the eye, says ophthalmologist Sumit Sharma, MD, with Cleveland Clinics Cole Eye Institute.
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