Diseases and abnormalities of tear production and maintenance of tear film
The most common lacrimal disorder is dry eye syndrome, which is often referred to as dysfunctional tear synd...
Dry sensation in eyes
Foreign body sensation
Occasional tearing due to excessive reflex tearing
Patient’s symptoms usually worsen in dr...
Those with systemic illnesses predisposed to dry eye should be informed and instructed in the appropriate use of artificial tear supplements. Some artificial tear supplements...
Monitor early to assess efficacy of treatment.
The viscosity of artificial tears and frequency of use can be increased for symptom relief.
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H04.129 Dry eye syndrome of unspecified lacrimal gland
H04.9 Disorder of lacrimal system, unspecified
H04.122 Dry eye syndrome of left lacrimal gland
H04.121 Dry eye syndrome of right lacrimal...
Dry eye syndrome is common in the United States, affecting postmenopausal women more than any other population.
Symptoms are usually adequately managed with preservative-free artificial...
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