What Are The Ophthalmologic Manifestations of Sarcoidosis?

Q:
What are the ophthalmologic manifestations of sarcoidosis?

A:
From 25 to 50 percent patients with sarcoidosis have symptoms that affect eyes. Here are some eye symptoms summarized from patients with sarcoidosis:

  • Burning, itching eyes
  • Redness, dry eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Small, pale yellow bumps on the eye
  • Uveitis: Uveitis is the most severe eye problem the sarcoidosis patients may face, it is an inflammation of the uvea or blood-rich membranes in the eye. In uveitis, white blood cells rush to the front of the eye, making it very sticky. Although rare, blindness may occur if the uveitis is left untreated.

If you have the eye symptoms above, please ask doctors’ help as soon as possible.

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