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Ophthalmology/Dry Eye Disease

An Introduction To Dry Eye Disease - MOD Animation

Dry eye disease is a common condition that can have significant effects on patients’ lives due to persistent irritation and pain. In dry eye disease the tear film is compromised, and the epithelial cells are dehydrated and lack osmotic balance. Tear hyperosmolarity damages the surface epithelium, causing tear film instability and hyperosmolarity of the ocular surface, further exacerbating the vicious cycle of disease.