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noun[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye, due to inadequate tear secretion.
- 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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