2. Dry and Light Sensitive Eyes
Every now and then, everyone experiences dry eyes and light sensitivity. However, if this is constant and severe, it could indicate a serious problem. Dry eyes and light sensitivity are classic symptoms of Sjogren’s disease. Sjogren’s is an autoimmune disease that causes the white blood cells to attack moisture producing glands, which is why is it very common for people to experience dry eyes. Sjogren’s can also affect the mouth, kidneys, lungs, gastrointestinal system, and other organs of the body. For a proper diagnosis, an ophthalmologist can perform certain eye tests and a doctor can order specific blood tests. If Sjogren’s is diagnosed, there are medications that people can take, including eye drops to help with moisture and, possibly, immunosuppressive medication.