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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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
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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
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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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.