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Posted by: Ricky | 2003/02/17

Crohn's Disease and Eye Infections

Could there be any relation between Crohn's and eye infections in the white part of the eye,
as the mucus membrane is affected in both cases?

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Ricky, it’s called episcleritis and is seen in about a 1/3 of patients. It is inflammation of the connective tissue between the conjunctiva and the sclera. Let me know if you have more questions. You can also have a look at the Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group at www.ccsg.org.za. Good luck.

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