Why Would the Ankylosing Spondylitis Affect the Eye?

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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic progressive disease. The disease starts from the sacroiliac joint and spine, and makes the fuse of the joint, the patient cannot stand straightly with this disease. Since the damage of the spine and joint, the blood circulation of eye would be influenced, and the inflammation of the AS would also infect the eye. The eye disease may appear before or after the ankylosing spondylitis, and it includes: conjunctivitis; iritis; uveitis, etc. Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis eye problems.