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Dry eyes, are they diagnostic of sjogren's syndrome?

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Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No

Just because you eyes are dry does not mean you have sjogren's.
Dry eyes is very common and can be due to a number of causes. As in the previous answer, sjogren's is dry eyes and dry mouth. There are blood tests for that condition, as we'll as a biopsy, although the latter is not a pleasant procedure to undergo. See your eye md for appropriate and treatment of your dry eyes.

In brief: No

Just because you eyes are dry does not mean you have sjogren's.
Dry eyes is very common and can be due to a number of causes. As in the previous answer, sjogren's is dry eyes and dry mouth. There are blood tests for that condition, as we'll as a biopsy, although the latter is not a pleasant procedure to undergo. See your eye md for appropriate and treatment of your dry eyes.
Dr. George Yang
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Sjogren's syndrome

Sjogren's syndrome = disease characterized by severe dry eyes + dry mouth + positive blood tests for ss-a/ ss-b.

In brief: Sjogren's syndrome

Sjogren's syndrome = disease characterized by severe dry eyes + dry mouth + positive blood tests for ss-a/ ss-b.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Sjogren's syndrome is a combination of dry eyes, mouth and other mucous membranes.
A biopsy of the salivary gland is usually diagnostic.

In brief: Yes

Sjogren's syndrome is a combination of dry eyes, mouth and other mucous membranes.
A biopsy of the salivary gland is usually diagnostic.
Dr. Beth Friedland
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