keratoconjunctivitis sicca

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keratoconjunctivitis

 [ker″ah-to-kon-junk″tĭ-vi´tis]
inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.
epidemic keratoconjunctivitis a highly infectious form, commonly with regional lymph node involvement, occurring in epidemics; an adenovirus has been repeatedly isolated from affected patients.
phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis a form marked by formation of a phlyctenule (small lesion) at the corneal limbus.
keratoconjunctivitis sic´ca a condition marked by hyperemia of the conjunctiva, thickening and drying of the corneal epithelium, and itching and burning of the eye. Called also dry eye.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

keratoconjunctivitis sicca

Dry eye. A state of inadequate wetting and lubrication of the cornea as a result of defective tear production. This results from damage to the tear glands by the same AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE process that causes RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, SJOGREN'S SYNDROME, systemic lupus erythematosus and other related conditions. Dry eye is common in all these disorders. There is constant discomfort, foreign-body sensation and sometimes pain and the condition may progress to infection and ulceration of the cornea. Treatment is by the regular use of artificial tears.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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
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Treatment LUBRICATING eye drops will help dry-eye syndrome. If the cause is an allergy you'll be given medication and surgery may be needed if a tear duct is blocked.
This is a reliable questionnaire that consists of 15 items related to the influence of dry-eye syndrome on daily life, including its mental aspect.
In a dry eye clinical study, 82% of patients who consumed PRN's reesterified triglyceride (rTG) omega-3 product for an eight-week period had a positive change in the composition of their meibum, a potential root cause of dry-eye syndrome.
and Japan, as well as data generated in a recently completed 9-patient physician- sponsored, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial in patients with severe dry-eye syndrome, both conducted in the U.S.
DRY-EYE SYNDROME Signs and cause: The tear glands don't adequately produce tears, prompting a discharge from dry, inflamed eyes.
Signs and cause: Just like a wound on the skin, a corneal ulceration is an erosion of the surface of the eye, possibly due to scratches, dry-eye syndrome or eyelids that roll inward.
Blurred vision, scratching and burning sensation and irritation in the eye - these are not minor irritants in your daily routine but might be the pointers to a condition called the dry-eye syndrome which plagues many people during an extreme winter, Khaleej Times reported.
"Occurrence of dry-eye syndrome is very common during the winter season because of the cold, dry outdoor air and dry indoor heat," Sanjay Dhawan, director of ophthalmology at Fortis Hospital said.
Both my optometrist and my GP say I have dry-eye syndrome. What can I do?
Lubricating eye drops will help with dry-eye syndrome. If the cause is an allergy you'll be given medication and surgery may be needed if a tear duct is blocked.