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Can ulcerative colitis cause eye problems?

Is it possible to cause some eye problem because of ulcerative colitis? Is there any bad effects on eyes because of ulcerative colitis?
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    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease. It is possible to cause some eye problem because of ulcerative colitis, and there are some following bad effects on eyes First, it can cause episcleritis, which is an inflammation of the thin covering of the sclera with irritation, redness and tearing. Second, it can cause iritis, which is an inflammation involving the anterior chamber of the eye, where between the colored iris and the clear cornea. Besides on eyes, it can cause other problems, such as joint pain and liver disease.
  • Catherine williams


    Well, yes, it can just lead to many problems, including eye problems. Generally speaking, ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammation of the large intestine. And the colon is the part of the digestive system where waste material is stored. And when it occurs, it can just lead to some other problems, especially in eyes. For example, it will just cause the inflammation of eyes, swollen eyes. In some cases, bloodshot eyes can be possible too. By the way, other side effects include weight loss, fatigue. Anyway, you need to pay more attention to it.