Typical symptoms of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid when it develops in the eyes include redness, pain, tearing, and sensitivity to light.
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What are the symptoms of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid?
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What does it mean if my eyes are frequently red and inflamed?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredInflamed eyes could be a sign of arthritis -- the painful inflammation and stiffening of joints. The same cellular process that causes inflammation in your joints can cause inflammation in your eyes, turning them red.
Studies have shown that the sooner you treat arthritis, the better the long-term results, so visit your doctor at the first sign of trouble.
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What is visual acuity?
Visual acuity is a measure of how well a person can focus on a distant object. To test visual acuity, the person may read letters or symbols on a wall chart (Snellen test) from the top down, line by line, covering first one eye and then the other.
A visual acuity score is a ratio comparing the person's performance to that of people who have "normal" vision. A person who can read what people with normal vision can read at 20 ft (6 m) has 20/20 (6/6) vision. The larger the second number, the worse the vision.
- If vision is 20/40 (6/12), the person can read at 20 ft (6 m) what people with normal vision can read at 40 ft (12 m).
- If vision is 20/60 (6/18), the person can read at 20 ft (6 m) what people with normal vision can read at 60 ft (18 m).
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