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Uveitis May Be Linked with Tattoos

Tribal Tattoo Ideas

Considering the number of people in the US who have tattoos, this is a message that needs to get to the public.

According to research conducted at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, tattoos appear to be related to a higher incidence of uveitis, an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye.  The research suggests this is especially true for black-ink tattoos.  In all of the cases  studied, part of the skin that was covered with black-ink tattoos became raised and hard at the same time that uveitis symptoms began. Treatment that cleared up the uveitis also cleared up the skin symptoms.  Click here for additional links contained in an article in the EyeSmart blog.

Source; The American Journal of Ophthalmology


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