Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is also known as keratitis sicca and dry eye syndrome (DES).
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva due to deficiency in the production of tears. (The term "keratoconjunctivitis sicca" is Latin and, literally translated, means "dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva".)
Treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca may include advice to avoid exacerbating factors (such as dry, dusty, or smokey environments), tear stimulation and supplementation (such as the application of "artificial tears") and eyelid cleansing and treatment of eye inflammation.
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