dry eye


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

Examples of dry eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This can cause permanent damage to the quantity or quality of your tears and lead to chronic dry eye. Sonya Collins, Fortune, 6 May 2022 By the end of the song, there didn't seem to be a dry eye in the studio. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 9 May 2022 But other common issues, including dry eye disease, can have lasting effects if they aren’t addressed. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 And there wasn't a dry eye in the house as Grogu and the Mandalorian made their farewells. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 12 Feb. 2022 The drug increases tear production by helping reduce inflammation associated with dry eye. Washington Post, 3 Feb. 2022 Williams also lives with Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that can cause symptoms like dry eye and dry mouth, according to the Mayo Clinic. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 29 Jan. 2022 The irritation can also cause dry eye, Dr. Rhee says. Amy Marturana Winderl, Health.com, 8 Dec. 2021 For moderate to severe cases of dry eye, doctors may prescribe biologic eye drops, which help tamp down inflammation. Jenny Mccoy, Health.com, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dry eye

1950, in the meaning defined above

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24 May 2022

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“Dry eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20eye. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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