To properly diagnose MMP, your doctor needs to take a biopsy from your eye's conjunctiva (the thin transparent tissue under the eyelids) or your mouth.
David J Mitchell, MD
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How is Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid diagnosed?
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What could cause constant blinking and eye wiping when my child watches TV?
Sometimes blinking results from staring at the TV for a long period of time, causing the eye to dry out and suffer minor damage, which results in the reflex blinking associated with some tears. If there are pets in the house, it could be allergies. He might touch the pet and then rub his eyes leading to irritation.
In any case it would seem wise to limit your child's TV time and see if that helps the symptoms.
If there is a family history of eye problems, an eye examination is probably warranted.
How can I prevent sun damage around my eyes?
Oversized sunglasses aren't only a must for incognito celebrities. Everyone should be wearing them to help prevent sun damage around the eyes, says Ellen Marmur, MD, associate professor of dermatology and genetics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Believe it or not, eyelids are one of the most common places to find skin cancer. You can even get melanoma in the eyes. Chronic ultraviolet (UV) exposure can cause premature aging around your eyes. Tear-free baby sunscreens can help protect delicate eye skin, but sunglasses and broad-rimmed hats will shield and protect your vision to boot. Wear sunglasses whenever you're outside -- year-round, and even on cloudy days. Look for shades that offer more than 95% UV protection. Lenses that offer 100% UV protection may be labeled "UV400."
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