If you suffer from psoriatic arthritis (PsA), you’re probably aware of the joint inflammation and discomfort it may bring. But did you know that some patients with PsA experience ocular inflammation?
Inflammation is swelling that occurs as a consequence of an immunological reaction in numerous places of your body. It’s a typical and healthy reaction to an accident or illness, and it should cease once your body begins to recover.
However, with inflammatory disorders like psoriasis and PsA, your immune system targets normally healthy sections of your body. This results in persistent inflammation.
In certain situations, you may get eye irritation. This may result in unpleasant symptoms. It may cause eyesight loss in extreme circumstances.
Continue reading to learn about some eye symptoms and illnesses that may afflict PsA patients.
Symptoms in the Eyes
PsA patients may have ocular issues that result in symptoms such as:
- Red eyes
- Irritated eyes
- Dry eyes or a grit or sand sensation in the eyes
- Blurred vision
- Pain or sensitivity, particularly in response to strong light
Inflammation caused by PsA sometimes induces these symptoms. In other circumstances, ocular symptoms may be caused by an eye problem or another reason unrelated to PsA.
If you see new or huge floaters or flashing lights in your field of vision, this might indicate a medical problem that needs quick attention. Small specks, lines, or other forms that move across the field of vision are known as floaters.
What Exactly Are Dry Eyes?
Dry eyes occur when your eyes do not produce enough or the correct kind of tears. This might make blinking bother your eyes.
Typical dry eye symptoms include: