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Dry Eye Syndrome: An Update in Office Management.
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PMID:  21944160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dry eye syndrome is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface and tear film that results in ocular discomfort, visual disturbances, and tear instability, with potential damage to the cornea and conjunctiva. Risk factors for dry eye syndrome include age (>50 years old), female sex, environments with low humidity, systemic medications, and autoimmune disorders. There are several treatment options that range from artificial tears to anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant agents. Treatment of this highly prevalent condition can drastically improve the quality of life of individuals and prevent damage to the ocular surface.
Authors:
William Yao; Richard S Davidson; Vikram D Durairaj; Christopher D Gelston
Publication Detail:
Type:  -     Date:  2011-9-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1555-7162     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo.
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