Definition of dry eye in English:

dry eye

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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye, due to inadequate tear secretion.
    More example sentences
    • Many conditions can interfere with the three sources of the tear film and lead to dry eye.
    • The primary goal in managing dry eye is to replenish or preserve the tear film.
    • The four patients had Stevens-Johnson syndrome, marked by cloudy corneas, dry eye and pain.

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