Definition of dry eye in English:

dry eye


  • [mass noun] Inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye, due to inadequate tear secretion.

    • ‘Many conditions can interfere with the three sources of the tear film and lead to dry eye.’
    • ‘The four patients had Stevens-Johnson syndrome, marked by cloudy corneas, dry eye and pain.’
    • ‘The primary goal in managing dry eye is to replenish or preserve the tear film.’
    • ‘Topical eye medications are also prescribed for eye infections and dry eye.’
    • ‘When the process is compromised, the painful condition of dry eye occurs.’