Definition of dry eye in English:

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dry eye


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