The inflammatory lesions on the eye's surface that happen in Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid may result in scarring, loss of tear film, adhesions of the lids next to the eyeball, ulcers of the cornea, and perforation. The frequent scarring that often occurs in this condition can lead to severe vision loss.
Christopher Jermak, MD
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What problems can Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid cause?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
How can eating cantaloupe help preserve my eye health?
Dole Nutrition Institute answeredEating fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of cataracts by 10 to 15 percent. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, making cantaloupes and other foods that are high in this carotenoid essential for night vision and overall eye function. Vitamin A deficiency has been associated with a higher incidence of macular degeneration.
Other beta-carotene sources include carrots, kale, spinach and apricots.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Are all eye doctors the same?
American Academy of Ophthalmology answered
An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) with special training to diagnose and treat all diseases of the eye.
To become an ophthalmologist requires a minimum of eight years of medical school and hospital training after college. An ophthalmologist is qualified to provide all aspects of eye care, including cataract, laser and other eye surgery.
Optometrists (O.D.) and opticians are other types of eye care professionals. They are trained and licensed to provide some aspects of eye care, but they are not medical doctors and have not attended medical school. In most states, they cannot prescribe all medications or perform surgery.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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