Behcet’s is an autoimmune disease that causes skin problems, sores in the mouth and on the genitals, and inflammation inside the eye. Uvetis, retinitis, and iritis occur in many people with the disease. These eye disorders may cause blurry vision, pain and redness. Without proper treatment to suppress the immune system, legal blindness is likely.
There is no cure for Behçet’s disease. Treatment typically focuses on reducing discomfort and preventing serious complications. Corticosteroids and other medications that suppress the immune system may be prescribed to treat inflammation.