Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body including the eyes, teeth and mouth. For those with lupus, the ability to maintain good eye and oral health can decrease potential problems with vision, pain, infection and nutrition.
Each month, the LFA invites you to submit questions to one of our lupus experts on selected topics. In August, for the first time, we are pleased to feature two different doctors.
Dr. Mary Beth Rhomberg , Associate Director of the American Optometric Association and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Missouri-Saint Louis College of Optometry, will answer questions related to how lupus can affect your eyes and vision.
Dr.Michaell A. Huber , an Associate Professor and Oral Medicine Subject Expert, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School, San Antonio, Texas, will answer your questions related to oral and dental health and potential problems that can occur.