The appropriate therapy for Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid includes oral medications and sometimes surgery. Because dry eye syndrome is often associated with MMP, dry eye therapy might be beneficial. Special gas permeable contact lenses are also beneficial.
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What is the treatment for Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid?
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What is the caruncle?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe little reddish-pink fleshy substance on the inside corner of your eye is called a caruncle (that's an acceptable word in Scrabble). That's actually a remnant of the reptilian eye. Because reptiles have to see in fresh water (it can be irritating when it interacts with the salt in our bodies), a clear lid covers their eyes to allow them to see in water. Since humans don't need that flap to live in air, we lost it through evolution, and it became the remnant that we have today.
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What are some basic facts about children's eye health?
In this video, topics of adolescent eye health are discussed, including lazy eye, cataracts, and sitting close to the TV. Learn some basics of children's eye health in this video, shared by Alison Smith, MD, pediatric ophthalmologist at Greenville Health System.
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