oa South African Family Practice - Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye) : CPD article
|Article Title||Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye) : CPD article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Info Centre|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||230 - 234|
Keratoconjuctivitis sicca, more commonly known as dry eye, or dry eye disease, is common. It results from improper functioning of the lacrimal functional unit. First-line treatment with tear substitutes, such as eye drops, gels and ointments, have an essential role. However, a newer understanding of the inflammatory aetiology of the disease has resulted in a shift in treatment strategies.
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