Altered cytokine balance in the tear fluid and conjunctiva of patients with Sjogren's syndrome keratoconjunctivitis sicca
. Curr Eye Res.
Comparing diagnostic tests for keratoconjunctivitis sicca
used in this study according to ROC curve that determines the sensitivity and specificity based on normal values, we found fluorescein test to have highest and TBUT test lowest sensitivity and specificity.
Conclusion: Cyclosporine eye drops are better than fluromethalone in treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca
The common ocular manifestation found was keratoconjunctivitis sicca
which was found to vary from 6 to 50% in literature.
in the dog: a review of two hundred cases.
with ocular staining score >3 (assuming individual is not currently using daily eye drops for glaucoma and has not had corneal surgery or cosmetic eyelid surgery in the last 5 years) Source: Shiboski et al.
Incidence of ocular complications in rheumatoid arthritis and the relation of keratoconjunctivitis sicca
with its systemic activity.
As we get older, the eye becomes less efficient at producing tears and a condition called keratoconjunctivitis sicca
The investigators identified a large group of patients with kerato-conjunctivitis sicca but none of the nonocular components of Sjogren's syndrome, a novel finding suggesting the existence of two different forms of keratoconjunctivitis sicca
the causes of which may differ (Am.
Medications Commonly Prescribed for Sjogren's Syndrome Artificial tears Can help relieve dryness in the eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca
) Artificial saliva Can help relieve dryness in the mouth (xerostomia) Vaginal lubricants Can help relieve dryness in the vaginal area Aspirin or May relieve joint and nonsteroidal anti- muscle pain inflammatory drugs Pilocarpine May help relieve ocular and oral dryness; a drug used to increase salivation in people who have dry mouth Steroids Used to relieve inflammation and swelling Methotrexate Used as a steroid sparing agent.
LACRISERT is indicated in patients with moderate to severe dry eye syndromes, including keratoconjunctivitis sicca
. Most adverse reactions with LACRISERT were mild and transient and included transient blurring of vision, ocular discomfort or irritation, matting or stickiness of eyelashes, photophobia, hypersensitivity, edema of the eyelids, and hyperemia.