Behçet’s Disease of the Eye

Behçet’s disease is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in blood vessels. It causes swelling in some parts of the eye.

Facts About Behçet’s Disease of the Eye

Behçet’s disease affects each person differently. The four most common symptoms are mouth sores, genital sores, inflammation inside of the eye, and skin problems. Inflammation inside of the eye (uveitis, retinitis, and iritis) occurs in more that half of those with Behçet’s disease and can cause blurred vision, pain, and redness.

Other symptoms may include arthritis, blood clots, and inflammation in the central nervous system and digestive organs.