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February 1972

Sjögren's Syndrome.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(2):240. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020242028

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This is an exhaustive review and a definitive monograph on a syndrome of ocular importance. It is recommended to ophthalmologists interested in external ocular disease.

The concern of most ophthalmologists for patients with Sjögren's syndrome is in the management of their dry eyes. They will find only two pages on ocular therapy, and no mention of the new ingenious micropump devised by Doane, Reshmi, and Dohlman for continuous delivery of artificial tears to the conjunctival sac.

There is an excellent chapter on ocular diagnostic techniques, including a detailed description of the technique of Schirmer testing and an evaluation of conjunctival and corneal staining with rose bengal.

The remainder of the book is devoted to description of the other manifestations of the syndrome, namely xerostomia and arthritis, to the pathology of the salivary and lacrimal glands, and to the relationship of Sjögren's syndrome to the systemic connective tissue diseases.

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