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Article
April 1984

Association of Rosacea and Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Author Affiliations

From the Center for Sight, Cornea Service, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC (Drs Lemp and Mahmood), and the Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va (Dr Weiler).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(4):556-557. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030434019
Abstract

• Sixty consecutive patients with active ocular rosacea underwent Schirmer's test without anesthesia. A randomly selected group of 120 patients without rosacea, matched for age and sex, served as controls. The prevalence of dry eyes was significantly greater in the patients with rosacea. The coexistence of keratoconjunctivitis sicca and ocular rosacea probably causes a high level of symptoms that lead patients to examination and recognition.

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