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Clinical Ophthamological Testing in the Diagnosis of Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Immunology/Rheumatology

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Description:

According to the Copenhagen criteria for Sjogren's syndrome, the diagnosis of keratoconjunctivitis sicca requires the performance of 3 objective ocular tests, with 2 showing pathological results. A common panel is the Schirmer-1 test, the break-up time and Rose-Bengal score. By dividing clinical ophthalmological tests into 3 groups based on the characteristic functions of the lacrimal system, the results of different testing panels can be compared.

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