Sjogren’s Syndrome

Does Mirena IUD cause Sjogren’s syndrome? Do Oral Contraceptives Cause Autoimmune Disease?

Recently a patient told me that a world renowned Harvard eye surgeon told her that her Mirena IUD (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) caused her Sjogren’s syndrome. Today again I saw a patient with severe dry eyes and whose early Sjogren’s syndrome factors were positive on the SJO test. When I asked if she used oral contraceptives she …

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Best way to treat Filamentary Keratitis

Filamentary Keratitis & Best Way to Treat Filamentary Keratitis Filamentary Keratitis is due to a damaged epithelial or Bowman’s layer of the cornea. A combination of factors (ie, aqueous tear deficiency, mucin deficiency, meibomian gland/oil irregularities, as well as viruses in some cases) combined with the shearing of the eyelids can lead to a vicious cycle …

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