Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid

What is Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid?

Ocular pemphigoid is a rare inflammatory eye disease characterized by sub-epithelial blistering manifesting with bilateral, asymmetrical, chronic or recurrent conjunctivitis and aberrant tissue regeneration leading to progressive conjunctival fibrosis, secondary corneal vascularization and, in some cases, blindness. Patients typically present with conjunctival redness, increased lacrimation, burning and/or foreign body sensation, edema, limbitis and/or varying degrees of ocular pain. Ankyloblepharon may be observed in end stages of the disease.

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