Anyone whose immune system is not working as well as it should be may be more likely to develop eye lymphoma.
This includes people who:
- Have rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune diseases;
- Have rare medical conditions that affect their immune system;
- Have AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome);
- Are taking certain medications to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ.
People without any of these risk factors can still develop an eye lymphoma.
Most people with eye lymphoma are elderly. Eye lymphoma often occurs with lymphoma of the brain, called primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL).
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