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Hi elty:

I'm also a HLA-B27 club member with an important message for you-get to an ophthalmologist to see about your eyes! My introduction to the club came when I came down with severe uveitis (aka iritis) and couldn't even look out the window because of the light. It was because my iris wouldn't close properly to shut out the light. The treatment was prednisone, first administered by drops, then when that didn't do the job, direct injection (not as bad as it sounds, but wouldn't want to do again...)

Most important, don't wait, to avoid damage to your retina that could be occurring now.

Just yesterday, a doctor made the connection that my sacral pain that's been going on for like 20 years is likely due to the HLA-B27 but...hey enough about me, go see that ophthalmologist!