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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The moment spread like wildfire on social media, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "President Obama Surprised a Tearful Joe Biden With the Presidential Medal of Freedom," 12 Jan. 2017 That was when Allergan, a pharma company, sued rival Mylan, claiming that Mylan’s generics infringed on Allergan’s dry eye treatment known as Restasis. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Court: Native American tribe can’t be a “sovereign” shield during patent review," 25 July 2018 Speaking of dry eyes, there were some more waterworks within the wedding celebrations. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "A Timeline of Property Brother Drew Scott's Relationship With Wife Linda Phan," 7 June 2018 There wasn't a dry eye in any living room across America after Bobby Bones shared his backstory last night on Dancing With the Stars. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Bobby Bones of 'Dancing With the Stars' Speaks Out After Sharing His Heartbreaking Past Last Night," 9 Oct. 2018 Over time, this can contribute to chronic dry eye, a condition that happens when your eyes aren’t properly lubricated, according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, SELF, "6 Mistakes You're Making With Your Eyes," 4 Apr. 2018 But is that completely different from actually having chronic dry eye as a health condition? Korin Miller, SELF, "How Can I Tell If I Have Chronic Dry Eye?," 21 June 2018 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 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

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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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