After-effects on the Eyes

You will have visual impairment and dry eye as the major sequelae after recovery from the disease following resolution of the skin rash and erosion.

Visual impairment (difficulty in seeing)

Visual impairment is caused by corneal opacity (clouding of the iris of the eyes ), which does not allow light easily into the eyes and cause difficulty seeing. Patients with corneal opacity will have visual acuity of 20/200 or lower or often lose their vision.

Dry eye (dryness of the eyes)

You will have severe dryness caused by inability to produce and supply tears because of broken lacrimal glands. In particular, you will have signs and symptoms such as eye pain, dryness and difficulty opening your eyes.

Trichiasis (ingrowing eyelashes)

You will have inflammation at the base of the eyelashes, which will result in a sequela of trichiasis (ingrowing eyelashes). Because of the eyelashes touching the cornea (iris of the eye), you will have pain or frequent eye discharge.

Sequelae Other Than Those in the Eyes

You may have severe dry mouth (oral dryness) because of broken salivary glands, which will lead to oral pain and tooth cavities. You may not recover from respiratory disorders and have them as sequelae.