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momhaslupis
12-10-2008, 08:38 PM
My mom has lupus. She just randomly got a red veiny spot on her eye. She says it does not itch or anything, she just feels like there is something there. I have been researching around and found out that it is common for lupus patients to have conjunctivitis. Is this what my mom has? Should she see her doctor right away? Is this an emergency? Will she be blind??????

It is tough to make an appointment with doctors right away... I dont know what to do. What is the antibiotic name that she needs, so I can hopefully call the doctor and ask for a prescription?

I'm new to understanding lupus and my moms health please help!

momhaslupis
12-10-2008, 08:42 PM
also is red eye a sign of a flare??? I'm just scared this is a sign of something bad..

Saysusie
12-11-2008, 04:16 AM
It might be helpful for you mother to be tested for antiphospholipid syndrome, anticardiolipin antibody levels, and co-existing central nervous system involvement. Persons with Lupus who have these conditions can develop retinal vasculitis and occlusive retinal disease. Doctors will need to determine if this issue is thrombotic or inflammatory because treatment is different for each.
By thrombotic, I mean the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) inside a blood vessel.

Your mother should see a doctor as soon as she can to determine the exact cause and to start treatment.

I wish you the very best
Peace and Blessings
Saysusie

mountaindreamer
12-11-2008, 07:43 AM
In 2003, the Opthamologist at the Mayo found a red veiny area on my right eye. He asked if I had ever had a serious illness, I replied "no". He said this could have been caused at birth. So, I have not worried about it until now with SLE diagnosis. I see a Neurological Opthamologist next week, and will hopefully find out more. I will keep posted and let you know what I find out.

Thank goodness your mother has you. I have three grown children, and I appreciate them more each day.

You are a gift,

momhaslupis
12-11-2008, 10:28 AM
It might be helpful for you mother to be tested for antiphospholipid syndrome, anticardiolipin antibody levels, and co-existing central nervous system involvement. Persons with Lupus who have these conditions can develop retinal vasculitis and occlusive retinal disease. Doctors will need to determine if this issue is thrombotic or inflammatory because treatment is different for each.
By thrombotic, I mean the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) inside a blood vessel.

Your mother should see a doctor as soon as she can to determine the exact cause and to start treatment.

I wish you the very best
Peace and Blessings
Saysusie

That sounds bad. That stuff you are talking about isnt conjunctivitis...could it just be that? My mom says its gotten a little better today. So I don't know, should I call the doctor right away...it takes like a month to get a freakin appointment.

mountaindreamer
12-11-2008, 11:04 AM
I believe that any time that you question whether or not to call a dr. You should call. This condition needs to be tended to.

Saysusie
12-15-2008, 05:19 PM
Yes, I think that your mother should call a doctor as soon as she can.

Peace and Blessings
Saysusie