Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is also known
as keratitis sicca and dry eye syndrome (DES).
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is dryness of the cornea
due to deficiency in the production of tears. (The term "keratoconjunctivitis
sicca" is Latin and, literally translated, means "dryness of
the cornea and conjunctiva".)
Treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca may include
advice to avoid exacerbating factors (such as dry, dusty, or smokey environments),
tear stimulation and supplementation (such as the application of "artificial
tears") and eyelid cleansing and treatment of eye inflammation.
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