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The Effect Of Lyme Disease On Your Eyes

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Everyone is aware that ticks potentially carry lyme disease and new evidence is supporting a rise in tick-borne diseases in both incidence and geographic distribution in the U.S.

Typically lyme disease avoids impacting your eyes, but there are several instances where it can. Early on, patients can experience conjunctivitis from the disease. Later on, patients can experience inflammation of the eye. In some cases, it is possible for inflammation of the optic nerve to occur, which can result in visual loss.

It's important to check the exposed areas of your skin when you have come into habitats where ticks like to live, including tall grass and wooded areas. Lyme disease resulting from a tick bite is a concern, but especially coupled with the potential impact to your eye health.

For more questions, contact the Gordy EyeCare team.


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Tuesday, November 01, 2016 written by Gordy EyeCare Team
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