Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease are chronic, debilitating illnesses with no known cure.
These illnesses fall under the category of "auto-immune" diseases and "inflammatory bowel" diseases.
Eyes can be affected by any auto-immune disease.
Eye Inflammation including uveitis, iritis, episcleritis, scleritis, dry eye syndrome, inflammatory dry eyes.
Any part of the colon that is inflamed causes cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. If you have had food poisoning or a "stomach bug" - imagine this feeling every day.
If you have Crohn's or Colitis, you should get your eyes checked yearly. And call your eye doctor ASAP if you develop "red" eyes or symptoms of dryness or light sensitivity.