Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of keratoconjunctivitis sicca associated with tear gland degeneration.

@article{Bijsterveld1990DiagnosisAD,
  title={Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of keratoconjunctivitis sicca associated with tear gland degeneration.},
  author={O Paul van Bijsterveld},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={1990},
  volume={8 Suppl 5},
  pages={3-6}
}
The clinical tests to diagnose keratoconjunctivitis sicca are weak, whereas the laboratory tests are very powerful, but there is no reason whatsoever to discard the present clinical tests. For example, finding a Schirmer test consistently lower than 5 mm is an easy way to strongly suspect a dry eye state. The level of tear fluid production can help one to determine the preferred viscosity of the tear substitute. Then, what test should be used other than the rose Bengal test to evaluate the over… CONTINUE READING