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Watch out for your eyes

Eye inflammation is common, with about 30 per cent of people with AS developing some form of eye inflammation, called “uveitis” or “iritis”, at least once in their lifetime. Inflammation often starts quickly, usually in only one eye. Your eye and the surrounding area may become red and hurt or feel irritated, and you may have headaches, blurred vision or sensitivity to light. You must see an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) right away - prescription eye drops may help stop the attack and prevent potential loss of vision.