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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