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What does it mean if my eyes are frequently red and inflamed?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Inflamed eyes could be a sign of arthritis -- the painful inflammation and stiffening of joints. The same cellular process that causes inflammation in your joints can cause inflammation in your eyes, turning them red.

Studies have shown that the sooner you treat arthritis, the better the long-term results, so visit your doctor at the first sign of trouble.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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