What are the treatment guidelines for dry eye in Sjögren syndrome?

Updated: Mar 05, 2021
  • Author: Sriya K Ranatunga, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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A consensus clinical guideline for the management of dry eyes associated with Sjögren syndrome recommends the following [97] :

  • Patient evaluation should include symptoms of both discomfort and visual disturbance along with evaluation of the relative contribution of aqueous production deficiency and evaporative loss of tear volume
  • Objective parameters of tear film stability, tear osmolarity, degree of lid margin disease, and ocular surface damage should be used to stage disease severity and assist in guiding treatment
  • Successful management requires patient education on the nature of the problem, aggravating factors, and treatment goals

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