dry eye syndrome


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ker·a·to·con·junc·ti·vi·tis sic·ca

keratoconjunctivitis associated with decreased tears.
See also: Sjögren syndrome.

dry eye syndrome

a dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva caused by a deficiency in tear production or altered tear film composition. It results in a sensation of a foreign body in the eye, burning eyes, keratitis, and erosion of the epithelial layers of the cornea and conjunctiva. See also Sjögren's syndrome.
Dryness of eyes, often due to decreased tear secretion, which occurs in Sjögren syndrome, autoimmune disorders—systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, sarcoidosis—amyloidosis, hypothyroidism, vitamin A deficiency, and in periorbital lymphoproliferative disorders

dry eye syndrome

Conjunctivitis arida, keratitis sicca, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, xerophthalmia Medtalk Dryness of eyes, often due to ↓ tear secretion Clinical Dry, greasy, thickened and focally denuded cornea, which may progress to keratomalacia, corneal ulceration, necrosis, and 2º infections; DES may also occur in Sjögren syndrome, autoimmune disorders–SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, hypothyroidism, vitamin A deficiency, and in periorbital lymphoproliferative disorders

ker·a·to·con·junc·ti·vi·tis sic·ca

(ker'ă-tō-kŏn-jŭngk'ti-vī'tis sik'ă)
A chronic mucopurulent conjunctivitis, sometimes leading to corneal ulceration and scarring, due to deficit of the aqueous component of tears.
Synonym(s): dry eye syndrome.

ker·a·to·con·junc·ti·vi·tis sic·ca

(ker'ă-tō-kŏn-jŭngk'ti-vī'tis sik'ă)
A chronic mucopurulent conjunctivitis, sometimes leading to corneal ulceration and scarring.
Synonym(s): dry eye syndrome.

Patient discussion about dry eye syndrome

Q. What Causes Dry Eyes? I have been suffering from eye dryness lately, what causes this situation?

A. Dry eyes are often caused when the lacrimal gland does not produce sufficient tears to keep the entire conjunctiva and cornea, that are normally covered by a complete layer of tear film. This usually occurs in people who are otherwise healthy. Increased age is associated with decreased tearing. if it causes you real discomfort talk to a doctor.

Q. what can i do about dry eyes?

A. i suggest treating it symptomatically with visine in the meantime

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The National Eye Institute/Industry Sponsored Workshop defines dry eye syndrome or keratoconjunctivitis sicca as a "disorder of the tear film due to tear deficiency or excessive tear evaporation, which causes damage to the interpalpebral ocular surface and is associated with symptoms of discomfort.
Can-Fite, whose shares were first issued in September 2005, has evolved within a short period of time to a company which develops couple of indications in the ophthalmic arena including Glaucoma, Dry Eye Syndrome and Uveitis, with an overall market of $8B.
Currently the company is developing GBT-201, its first drug candidate for dry eye syndrome in 28 Asian and Pacific Rim countries, has filed an IND for a Phase IIB/III clinical trial in Korea, and has assembled an accomplished pharmaceutical team to carry out its mission.
Auxano's primary focus is the adaptation, optimization and commercialization of the existing technology for acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the eye, in particular, dry eye syndrome.
The positive correlation that was identified between certain TeaRx(TM) diagnostic parameters and subjective testing standards that are widely used today indicates a unique ability for improving the dry eye syndrome diagnosis by objective quantification of measures over subjective evaluation.
The Company has also completed discussions with the FDA concerning both pre-clinical and clinical development of its lead compound to treat dry eye syndrome.
has filed an IND with the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) for a Phase IIB/III clinical trial with RGN-259 (designated GBT-201 in Korea and the licensed Pan Asia territory) for the treatment of patients with dry eye syndrome.
PETACH TIKVA, Israel -- Can-Fite BioPharma (TASE:CFBI), a biotechnology company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, an Israeli Biopharmaceutical company, announced today that its 80-patient Phase II clinical study using CF101 to treat patients with moderate to severe Dry Eye Syndrome had successfully met the primary efficacy endpoint.
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In addition, the company has introduced Dry Eye Care with Ocular Lubricant Blend to soothe the discomfort of dry eye syndrome.
A STUDY of data in the US has found that residents of polluted cities such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are at greater risk of dry eye syndrome.
Washington, April 18 ( ANI ): Researchers have found that consumption of caffeine can significantly increase the eye's ability to produce tears, suggesting that it could offer relief for millions of people with dry eye syndrome.