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Xerophthalmia

Introduction: Xerophthalmia

Description of Xerophthalmia

Xerophthalmia (medical condition): Autoimmune disease damaging the eye tear ducts and other glands....more »

See also:

Sjogren's Syndrome:
  »Introduction: Sjogren's Syndrome
  »Symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome
  »Causes of Sjogren's Syndrome
  »Tests for Sjogren's Syndrome
  »Treatments for Sjogren's Syndrome

Xerophthalmia: dryness of the eye surfaces caused by deficiency of tears or conjunctival secretions; may be associated with vitamin A deficiency, trauma, or any condition in which the eyelids do not close completely.
Source: Diseases Database

Xerophthalmia: dryness of the eye surfaces caused by deficiency of tears or conjunctival secretions; may be associated with vitamin A deficiency, trauma, or any condition in which the eyelids do not close completely.
Source: CRISP

Xerophthalmia: Dryness of the eye surfaces caused by deficiency of tears or conjunctival secretions. It may be associated with vitamin A deficiency, trauma, or any condition in which the eyelids do not close completely.
Source: MeSH 2007

Xerophthalmia: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Xerophthalmia:

Xerophthalmia: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Xerophthalmia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Xerophthalmia, or a subtype of Xerophthalmia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Xerophthalmia as a Disease

Xerophthalmia: Another name for Sjogren's Syndrome (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Sjogren's Syndrome
  »Symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome
  »Causes of Sjogren's Syndrome
  »Treatments for Sjogren's Syndrome

Xerophthalmia: Related Diseases

Xerophthalmia: Xerophthalmia is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Xerophthalmia

Some of the causes of Xerophthalmia are included in the list below:

Symptoms of Xerophthalmia (Sjogren's Syndrome)

Some of the symptoms of Xerophthalmia incude:

Treatments for Xerophthalmia (Sjogren's Syndrome)

Treatments for Xerophthalmia (Sjogren's Syndrome) include:

Treatment of Xerophthalmia: For more treatment information about Xerophthalmia, see treatment of Sjogren's Syndrome (Xerophthalmia)

Xerophthalmia: Article Excerpts about Sjogren's Syndrome

NINDS Sjogren's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and destroy the glands that produce tears and saliva... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Sjogren's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Questions and Answers About Sjögren's Syndrome: NIAMS (Excerpt)

Sjögren's (SHOW-grins) syndrome is an autoimmune disease--that is, a disease in which the... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Sjögren's Syndrome: NIAMS)

Connective Tissue Diseases: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Sjögren's syndrome (also called "Sjögren's disease") is a chronic, slowly progressing inability to secrete saliva... (Source: excerpt from Connective Tissue Diseases: NWHIC)

Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Dry eyes happen when tear glands don’t make enough tears or make poor quality tears. Dry tears... (Source: excerpt from Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Xerophthalmia: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Xerophthalmia:

Terms associated with Xerophthalmia:

Terms Similar to Xerophthalmia:

Source: Diseases Database

Source - NIH

Broader terms for Xerophthalmia

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

The term Xerophthalmia can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Other terms that may be related to Xerophthalmia:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Xerophthalmia

The following list attempts to classify Xerophthalmia into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

External links related to: Xerophthalmia

Source: Diseases Database

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