A progressive eye condition where the eye film is reduced, and the eye is unable to produce tears. It's associated with systemic disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome and vitamin A deficiency. The abnormality can lead to night blindness, dryness of the conjunctiva and severe damage to the cornea. It can have a significant impact on the patient's quality of life.

Also Known As

  • The Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Conjunctivitis Arida