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07-29-2017, 05:49 PM   #1
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During my appointment with my specialist, I was told I need to have my eyes checked once a year. How can Crohn's disease manifest itself in your eyes?
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07-29-2017, 05:58 PM   #2
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Hey Ron you can get Iritis which can be really painful ,
you can also develop glaucoma as far as I remember ,
I had iritis a few times and it was really uncomfortable but steroid eyedrops sorted it out quickly .


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07-29-2017, 06:18 PM   #3
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07-29-2017, 07:15 PM   #4
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Uveitis as well
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Ibd patients see an Opthamologist (md)
Not an optometrist
Ds sees one every few months
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07-30-2017, 01:43 PM   #5
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I had uveitis a few years back....now they see me yearly to monitor things! Steroid drops clear it up though

08-01-2017, 03:44 PM   #6
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Is Uveitis different from Iritis? I thought they were the same thing. It sounds very unpleasant; I was told if I do get that to head to the nearest eye hospital.

I have raised eye pressures, but so far not a problem. My father has Glaucoma and that gets me an eye test every year, so perhaps it's nothing to do with Crohns in my case.
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