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If it's possible I'd like a little more information about your symptoms. For example are any of your psoriasis lesions near your eyelids. Are your eye symptoms limited to the itchiness. To know if that was an internal eye involvement we would be looking for redness, sensitivity to light, floaters in the field-of-vision and pain in the eye. If you have any of these it would be a good idea to get checked out by an ophthalmologist because they could be signs of a condition called uveitis.
So if the itchiness is all you are experiencing I think it would be quite safe to plan a trial of a topical ocular antihistamines. There are numerous effective over-the-counter antihistamine eyedrops available in most drugstores. One that I often recommend to patients is called is out of tour
Sorry the computer skipped on me. That medication is called Zaditor.
Going back to your posted question: yes, psoriasis can affect one's eyes. But the good news is that it can be treated and controlled if diagnosed and medicated properly.
Please let me know if you have any other questions I can help you with. Dr. Tom
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