Nov 27, 2013
By Dale Goldhawk
11:15 am ET | Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele
GUEST – Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, GFB Ophthalmologist
TOPIC – Dry Eye
INFO – Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), also called keratitis sicca, xerophthalmia or dry eye syndrome (DES)is an eye disease caused by eye dryness, which, in turn, is caused by either decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation. It is found in humans and some animals. The phrase “keratoconjunctivitis sicca” is Latin, and its translation is “dry [inflammation] of the cornea and conjunctiva”.