The inflammatory disease known as “sarcoidosis” produces an anti-inflammatory response that can affect various areas of the body. One of the defining characteristics of the disease is the formation of “granulomas,” microscopic clumps of inflammatory cells that group together and look like granules. When too many of these clumps form in an organ, they can interfere with how that organ functions.
Any part of the eye can be affected by sarcoidosis, and about one-quarter of patients experience burning, itching, tearing, pain, red eye, sensitivity to light (photophobia), dryness, seeing black spots (called “floaters”), blurred vision, and even vision loss. It is important, therefore, that those suffering from sarcoidosis schedule annual eye exams.
At MAYO EYE CENTER, we can detect the early stages of many eye diseases during an eye examination. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 662.234.3937. We’re located at 2890 South Lamar Blvd. We’re “Setting the standard for patient-centered eye care in North Central Mississippi.”