Managing the dry eye. Accurate diagnosis is the key

J. D. Nelson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations


In patients with symptoms of dry eye, a complete patient history and thorough clinical examination are necessary to determine the exact cause. Laboratory and histologic studies provide supportive evidence of the diagnosis. Treatments include the correction of anatomic abnormalities, protecting the eye from the environment, use of artificial tears and ointments, lid hygiene, punctal occlusion, and tarsorrhaphy. When inflammatory or immunologic processes are involved, local and systemic immunosuppression may be indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPostgraduate Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Managing the dry eye. Accurate diagnosis is the key'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this