Association of dry eye and inflammatory systemic diseases in a tertiary care-based sample.

@article{Henrich2014AssociationOD,
  title={Association of dry eye and inflammatory systemic diseases in a tertiary care-based sample.},
  author={Claudia F Henrich and Pradeep Ramulu and Esen Karamursel Akpek},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={819-25}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to review the frequency and types of inflammatory systemic diseases in a cohort of patients with dry eye, and identify clinical features suggesting the presence of these. METHODS Consecutive new patients with a primary diagnosis of dry eye evaluated at a tertiary dry eye center between January 2010 and December 2011 were reviewed retrospectively. Standardized questionnaires were used to obtain data regarding systemic symptoms, previous medical diagnoses, and… CONTINUE READING
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