Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid in Tampa Bay
Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid is a serious condition that can lead to blindness if left untreated. At Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay, we offer treatment to help patients in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, FL and the world, overcome this condition.
What is Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid?
Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, often referred to as OCP, is an autoimmune condition that leads to scarring over the eyeball. This scarring is not a typical scar; it is more of a membrane that forms on the exterior of the eyeball. The symptoms are minor in the beginning, causing tearing, eye irritation, and occasionally blurred vision. However, as the condition spreads, it can cover the eyeball and eventually block your vision.
Without treatment, this condition is likely to progress and produce serious side effects. Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay offers diagnosis and treatment for this condition to help patients eliminate symptoms.
Am I A Good Candidate for Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid Treatment?
If you think you are beginning to develop OCP, or are experiencing any of its symptoms, you may want to consider meeting with Dr. Mohadjer for OCP treatment. The best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for these services is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mohadjer. During your consultation, Dr. Mohadjer will assess your symptoms in order to diagnose your condition and recommend an appropriate treatment.
What is the Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid Treatment Like?
For most cases of OCP, treatment involves the use of drugs and topical medications. After your diagnosis, we may recommend a medication or combination of medications that will target your particular symptoms. Sometimes, care is coordinated with a Rheumatologist to help the overall disease. Surgery may be required on your eyelids, but we often recommend regular appointments in order to monitor the progress of treatment.
What is the Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid Recovery Process Like?
There is no immediate recovery or downtime associated with the OCP treatment if you are managed medically. Since treatment involves the regular use of medications, you will be able to continue all normal activities throughout and after your treatment. If surgery is required, you may have some swelling and bruising for a few weeks, but can often get back to normal activities within a few days. Once progress is made, we will re-evaluate your condition in order to determine a long-term plan.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid Treatment?
The goal of OCP treatment is to stop the progression of the condition. Although the speed of results will vary, patients can expect improvements in their condition throughout the first few months of treatment. However, relapse is a possibility, so we recommend that patients closely monitor their condition after completing treatment.
To learn more about treatment for ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, contact us today. Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay is proud to offer treatment for this and other eye conditions, and we welcome patients from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, FL and the world.