What is the prevalence of keratoconjunctivitis sicca in HIV infection?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Copeland, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) are seen in about 10-20% of patients who are HIV positive, usually during later stages of the disease. The etiology is related to HIV-mediated inflammation and damage of the accessory and major lacrimal glands. [5]


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