oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye) : review
|Article Title||Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye) : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Info Centre|
|Publication Date||Feb 2012|
|Pages||33 - 37|
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 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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