(Health-NewsWire.Net, April 01, 2015 ) Orlando, FL -- Arthritis is generally known for causing inflammation in and around the joints. However, not many people are aware that the inflammation can also cause a wide variety of damage in different areas of the body, including the eyes.
The Arthritis Foundation has provided some relevant information on their website about the ways that arthritis can affect eye health. The eyes are not immune to inflammation, and this is why health experts want to promote awareness of the connection between arthritis and eye health.
According to the Wills Eye Hospital's attending retina surgeon, Sunir J. Garg, MD, the eye is often considered the entire body's microcosm within a small little ball. Collagen is the major component of connective tissue. Any inflammatory condition that affects collagen, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can also affect the white of the eye, as well as the cornea. Both, according to Dr. Garg, are entirely collagen.
"The Arthritis Foundation has shared the six eye conditions that are associated with the different forms of arthritis. These conditions include dry eye syndrome, scleritis, uveitis, retinal vascular occlusion, cataracts and glaucoma," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
On the organization's website, they discuss the eye conditions common to arthritis sufferers, the symptoms, who is most susceptible to them and what people can do to prevent them. For instance, sufferers may notice dryness and the feeling that something is in their eyes when experiencing "dry eye syndrome".
The Cleveland clinic's ophthalmologist, Careen Lowder, MD, PhD stated that dry eye syndrome is the most common ophthalmic symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Lowder also added that women are nine times more susceptible to the condition than men.
Important details about the eye conditions associated with arthritis are discussed on the Arthritis Foundation's website. Sufferers should ensure that they take care of their eye health, in addition to finding the best remedies for arthritis.
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