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Dry Eye Syndromes MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Dry Eye Syndromes
Tree Number(s)
C11.496.260
Unique ID
D015352
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015352
Annotation
general or unspecified: prefer specifics; do not confuse with XEROPHTHALMIA
Scope Note
Corneal and conjunctival dryness due to deficient tear production, predominantly in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Filamentary keratitis or erosion of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium may be caused by these disorders. Sensation of the presence of a foreign body in the eye and burning of the eyes may occur.
Entry Term(s)
Dry Eye
Dry Eye Disease
Evaporative Dry Eye
Evaporative Dry Eye Disease
Evaporative Dry Eye Syndrome
NLM Classification #
WW 208
Public MeSH Note
89
History Note
89
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/06/02
Revision Date
2019/04/29
Dry Eye Syndromes Preferred
Dry Eye Related
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