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Dry Eye Syndrome (cont.)

What Is the Prognosis for Dry Eye Syndrome?

The prognosis for dry eye syndrome varies, depending on the underlying cause. Many conditions mentioned above are chronic but manageable. In advanced cases, the prognosis worsens if the dryness results in corneal ulcers, keratoconjunctivitis infections, or scarring. Intensive treatment and close follow-up is needed in those cases.

Where Can People Get More Information About Dry Eye Syndrome?

American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Dry eye syndrome is a common disorder of the tear film, which is made up of 
three layers, consisting of mucus, a very dilute saltwater solution, and fats or oils.
Dry eye syndrome is a common disorder of the tear film, which is made up of three layers, consisting of mucus, a very dilute saltwater solution, and fats or oils.

REFERENCE:

Gayton, J.L. "Etiology, prevalence, and treatment of dry eye disease." Clin Ophthalmol 3 (2009): 405-412.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017

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