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My child has juvenile arthritis. How often should he or she go to the ophthalmologist?

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How often your child should have an eye exam depends on what type of juvenile arthritis they have, how long they've had it, and what medications they take. Ask your rheumatologist for a schedule.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Treatment Options."

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 21, 2019

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Treatment Options."

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 21, 2019

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