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 types of eyedrops are used during an examination?
Your ophthalmologist uses eyedrops to dilate, or enlarge, the pupil of the eye. This allows examination of the inside of your eye.
Because driving may be difficult immediately after a dilated eye examination, ask your ophthalmologist if you need to make arrangements for a ride home afterward.
Anesthetics are painkillers that numb the eyes within a few seconds. These drops should be used only in the doctor’s office and never at home. Repeated use at home can harm the surface of the eye, which could lead to an infection or serious scarring of the cornea.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Why are visual field tests important?
Initially, visual field tests help your ophthalmologist diagnose problems with your eyes, optic nerve or brain, including:
- Loss of vision
- Disorders of your retina (layer of cells that lines the back of your eye)
- Other neurologic conditions, including brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, and stroke
If you are diagnosed with a particular disorder or disease such as glaucoma, visual field tests become a routine part of your treatment. After a baseline has been established, visual field testing is repeated every six to 12 months to monitor for change.
Visual field tests play a critical role in helping your ophthalmologist follow your condition. If you have any questions about visual field testing or your vision, be sure to talk with your ophthalmologist.
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