Learn More about How Lupus Affects the Eyes and Mouth
Posted Aug 06 2010 8:14am
Eye disease occurs in approximately 20 percent of individuals with lupus. In some cases, eye problems are related to the inflammatory process of lupus itself. In other cases, problems may be due to drug treatment (corticosteroids or antimalarials) or may be a separate problem (glaucoma or retinal detachment). In addition, approximately 95% of those living with lupus will experience some form of oral involvement. Disregarding the importance of proper dental care can be a painful and costly error that in some cases may actually be dangerous.