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.
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- How is Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid diagnosed?
What is a pytergium?
A pterygium is a raised, wedge-shaped growth of the conjunctiva (the surface tissue of the white of the eye) that extends onto the cornea. Pterigia can be found on either side of the cornea and are benign lesions.
How often should I have an eye exam?
HealthyWomen answeredEye exams are done to test your vision and screen for glaucoma and macular degeneration, two common, often age-related conditions. Eye exams are recommended at least once between ages 20 to 29 and at least two exams between ages 30 and 39. At age 40, get a baseline eye disease screening. Based on the results, follow the ophthalmologist's recommendations until age 65. After that, complete an eye exam every one to two years.
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