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Why People with Rheumatoid Arthritis May Experience Eye Problems

Iritis and Uveitis

The uvea is between the sclera and retina, and the iris is the colored part of the eye responsible for how much light enters.

Uveitis is when the uvea becomes inflamed, and iritis is when the iris becomes inflamed. The symptoms of both can be blurred vision, dark spots that float around, pain, redness, and irritability or sensitivity to light.

The treatment is largely dependent on what symptoms are experienced, but some of the most common are corticosteroids, Trexall, Humira, and Remicade.