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Dry Eye

Clinical Definition Dry eye, or keratoconjunctivitis sicca, has a literal definition: dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva (i.e., the membrane covering outer eye surface). It occurs when the eyes don’t produce enough moisture, resulting in stinging, burning and irritation. Treatments ranging from artificial tears to surgery can relieve symptoms. In Our Own Words Dry eye,

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