Dry Eye Disease

Nature's lubricant makes your body a well-oiled machine

The old adage goes that the human body is a machine. And in many ways that isn't far from the truth. Like any machine, the human body is made up of many individual parts moving together in a highly coordinated fashion. Parts ...

Jun 25, 2015
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Common antibiotic may combat dry eye disease

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the leading cause of dry eye disease, which affects tens of millions of Americans. However, there is no FDA-approved treatment for MGD. Researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts ...

Dec 23, 2013
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Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), also called keratitis sicca, xerophthalmia or dry eye syndrome (DES) is an eye disease caused by eye dryness, which, in turn, is caused by either decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation. It is found in humans and some animals. The phrase "keratoconjunctivitis sicca" is Latin, and its literal translation is "dry inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva".

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