A 54-year-old white female self-referred for severe dry eye. Also complains of dry mouth (lost a tooth from dryness). Slit lamp examination with lissamine green allows to visualize dead and devitalized epithelial cells of the bulbar conjunctiva
What is the diagnosis:
A 23-year-old Hispanic female presents for a comprehensive eye exam. She complains of dryness in both eyes, especially toward the end of the day.
A 49 year old white female with complains of dry mouth and severe eye pain in both eyes. She reports no improvement with ciprofloxacin or Prednisolone acetate ophthalmic solutions and only marginal improvement with Ibuprofen po and preservative free artificial tears. She reports that she cannot tolerate wearing her contact lenses for more than 30 minutes.
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