The inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis doesn't just affect your joints. Your eyes can also become inflamed, and this puts those with rheumatoid arthritis at risk of developing Sjogren's syndrome and scleritis. These two eye conditions can impact your ability to carry out everyday tasks, such as reading and driving, but they can be treated. Here's an overview of both conditions: Sjogren's Syndrome When rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation of the glands that produce tears, known as the lacrimal glands, your eyes can dry out.
20 May 2016