Dry eye disease: A review of diagnostic approaches and treatments

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Abstract

Dry eye (DE) is a common ocular disease that results in eye discomfort, visual disturbance and substantially affects the quality of life. It has a multifactorial etiology involving tear film instability, increased osmolarity of the tear film and inflammation of the ocular surface with potential damage to the ocular surface. This review discusses the classification, diagnostic approaches and treatments of DE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-181
Number of pages9
JournalSaudi Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

Keywords

  • Diagnostic approaches
  • Dry eye
  • Ocular surface disease
  • Visual disturbance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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