Eye pain, irritation, and sudden vision changes
Rheumatoid arthritis’ inflammation can even damage your eyes. Both the sclera and the cornea are at risk. Those are both protective elements of your eyes so their degradation can leave your eyes extra vulnerable.
Most of your eye does not have pain receptors, but if you have eye pain, this might be a sign of inflammation in your eye. Redness in the whites of your eyes are another sign of this inflammation.
Also, any change to your vision that takes place over a period of days instead of years might be a sign of damage to your eyes from complications with RA. If you notice any of these and want to keep your eyesight, visit your doctor.