Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid

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Abstract

Purpose of review

This review offers recommendations for monitoring disease status in ocular cicatricial pemphigoid as well therapeutic options including local and systemic therapies.

Recent findings

A negative biopsy on direct immunofluorescence does not preclude a diagnosis of OCP. If a patient's cicatrization is active and/or progressive, systemic immunosuppression should be commenced.

Summary

OCP is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease that requires systemic immunosuppression.

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