Disease Information for Xerophthalmia

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bloodshot eyes/Conjunctival injection
Burning eyes
Dry eyes/poor tearing
Dry eyes/Poor tearing in Elderly
Dryness Conjunctiva
Eye Pain, Unilateral
Grainy/Gritty Eye Sensation
Monocular diplopia
Red Eyes Bilateral
Scleral Injection
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Anti-SSA (Ro) Antibody
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Foreign body/eye
Associated Disease & Complications
Alacrimal
Blepharitis, nonulcerative
Blindness
Conjunctivitis
Corneal ulcer
Keratoconjunctivitis
Keratoconjunctivitis, herpetic
Xerophthalmia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Eye involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Eyes/accessory (category)
Process
PROCESS/Pathophysiology/organ-system (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Ciclosporine Cyclosporin Unction
Definition

Dryness of the eye surfaces caused by deficiency of tears or conjunctival secretions. It may be associated with vitamin A deficiency, trauma, or any condition in which the eyelids do not close completely.

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