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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Tears are important to lubricate and nourish the eye, but when these are of poor quality or not produced in sufficient amounts, it leads to a condition known as kerato conjunctivitis sicca or simply dry eye syndrome.
Etiological diagnosis in our series was as follows: 22 cases of vitamin A deficiency, 17 cases of secondary Sjogren's syndrome, 14 cases of idiopathic dry eye syndrome, 12 cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, 8 cases of primary Sjogren's syndrome, 8 cases chronic blepheritis, 8 cases lid abnormality, 7 cases contact lens users, 7 cases of postoperative patients, 6 cases of diabetes, and 5 cases dry eye due to corneal anesthesia induced.
Complications that might result from dry eye syndrome are more frequent eye infections, scarring of the surface of the eye and decreased quality of life.
Keeping blood sugar levels as tightly controlled as possible is the first step in preventing and remedying dry eye syndrome associated with diabetes.
About RGN-259 for the Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome occurred due to decrease of tear production, changes in the quality or excessive evaporation of tears.
In addition, the company has introduced Dry Eye Care with Ocular Lubricant Blend to soothe the discomfort of dry eye syndrome.
Dry eye syndrome is a group of disorders in which either you don't produce enough tears, or you have unstable tears or excessive tear evaporation.
UKPRwire, Thu Apr 25 2013] Dry eye syndrome, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a multi-factorial disease of the eye caused by dryness, decreased tear production, or increased tear film evaporation.
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.
of Magdeburg Eye Clinic, as a 65th birthday festschrift, this collection of 14 articles presents current research on diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome, by ophthalmologists based mainly in Germany.
Another eye disorder is the dry eye syndrome, a condition caused by inadequate lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye.