Keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Definition

Medical Definition: keratoconjunctivitis sicca

Process of chronic inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea due to hyposecretion tear. It is an extremely common, especially in women after menopause. Leads to chronic irritation of the eyes, foreign body sensation, redness and sometimes watery reflection. The treatment involves the application of ocular lubricants of the type of artificial tears.

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