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Eye exams are very important for maintaining eye health, and it can help diagnose some basic health conditions, especially with many symptoms and changes.
According to Russia Today, there are many types of autoimmune diseases that affect vision.
“In many cases, eye problems are one of the first signs of an autoimmune disease,” says Broberg Eye Care.
Initially, patients may experience frequent redness, itching or dry eyes. If this condition is not diagnosed or treated, patients may experience eye pain, sensitivity to light, changes in vision quality, and vision loss.
Neuromyelitis optic is an autoimmune disorder that affects the nerves in the eye and central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord.
Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system becomes inactive and attacks the tissues and organs of the body.
Uveitis is another autoimmune disorder that directly affects the pigment cells of the iris, sometimes affecting the middle layers of the eye.
It causes swelling, which can lead to blurred vision, “floating” in the field of vision and redness in the eye.
This is a skin condition that leads to redness of the face. When rosacea occurs around the eyes, dryness, itching, burning sensation around the eyes, and redness of the eyes may occur.
This condition can lead to swollen eyelids and increased sensitivity to light.
If a person’s eyes are yellow, it is called jaundice.
This often indicates that a person has liver problems, which are caused by high levels of bilirubin, which the liver produces when it is inflamed or damaged.
Cirrhosis occurs when there are severe scars on the liver, which can lead to liver failure and life-threatening liver cancer.
Diabetes mellitus (near the retina) can lead to inflammation and cause what is called diabetic macular edema.
Over time, the disease can cause severe vision loss in this area of the eye, resulting in partial vision loss or blindness.
Macular edema usually occurs in people with other symptoms of diabetic retinopathy.
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