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Old 02-12-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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would like to know - can lupus make you blind

i have had lupus for the last 3 years and worried about the effects. can lupus make you blind or have any harmful effects like that?

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Old 02-12-2010, 02:49 PM   #2
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Re: would like to know - can lupus make you blind

I don't know what you mean by "harmful effects like that". Lupus can attack many parts of the body so I expect the eyes could be effected. I am blind in my right eye as a result of shingles that went into my eye. I have my eye checked regularly to make sure it is healthy.

Old 02-16-2010, 11:56 PM   #3
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Re: would like to know - can lupus make you blind

hey shelley welcome to the board!

things like uveitis and vasculitis are things that can permanently cause eye damage. from peripheral problems, color blindness, and vision loss! best not to mess with your eyes, if you are having symptoms then speak to your doc immediately - damage is preventable but not reversible

best thing is to go to all the appts, eye guy a very important one if you are on certain meds!

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