dry eye

noun

Definition of dry eye 

: a condition associated with inadequate tear production and marked by redness, itching, and burning of the eye

called also dry eye syndrome

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And one-quarter of the patients followed six months had mild to severe dry eyes. New York Times, "Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?," 11 June 2018 Nearly one-third developed dry eyes, a complication that can cause serious discomfort, for the first time. New York Times, "Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?," 11 June 2018 And one-quarter of the patients followed six months had mild to severe dry eyes. Author: Roni Caryn Rabin, Anchorage Daily News, "Blurred vision, burning eyes: This is a Lasik success?," 12 June 2018 For digitally induced dry eyes, remember to blink, says Gupta. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "The Scary Way Blue Light From Your Phone Can Affect Your Eyes and Vision," 6 July 2018 No matter who sings the lovelorn ballad, it's bound to leave few dry eyes. Abby Jones, Billboard, "CHVRCHES Offers Up Heartbreaking Rendition of Rihanna's 'Stay' for Spotify Singles: Listen," 13 June 2018 But most Lasik surgeons maintain that soreness, dry eyes, double vision and other visual aberrations like those suffered by Ramirez subside within months for most patients. Author: Roni Caryn Rabin, Anchorage Daily News, "Blurred vision, burning eyes: This is a Lasik success?," 12 June 2018 There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, including Mom’s. Todd Fisher, Good Housekeeping, "How America’s Darkest Hour Helped Heal Old Wounds Between Liz Taylor and Debbie Reynolds," 19 June 2018 Nearly one-third developed dry eyes, a complication that can cause serious discomfort, for the first time. Author: Roni Caryn Rabin, Anchorage Daily News, "Blurred vision, burning eyes: This is a Lasik success?," 12 June 2018

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dry eye

noun

Medical Definition of dry eye 

: a condition associated with inadequate tear production and marked by redness of the conjunctiva, by itching and burning of the eye, and usually by filaments of desquamated epithelial cells adhering to the cornea

called also keratoconjunctivitis sicca

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