Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that has systemic effects, such as Dry Eye, beyond the commonly known inflammation that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints.

Early detection of Dry Eye in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is important to managing the disease.


Dry eye syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Polanská V, Hlinomazová Z, Fojtík Z, Nemec P.
Ceská a slovenská oftalmologie : casopis Ceské oftalmologické spolecnosti a Slovenské oftalmologické spolecnosti
2007 Nov;63(6):422-30.
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Prevalence of dry eye syndrome and Sjogren’s syndrome in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Kosrirukvongs P, Ngowyutagon P, Pusuwan P, Koolvisoot A, Nilganuwong S.
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand
2012 Apr;95 Suppl 4:S61-9.
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