What is Sjögren’s Syndrome? Eye Doctor Explains

Learn about Sjögren’s Syndrome and how this autoimmune disease causes some of the worst dry eyes and dry mouth symptoms. ***** Watch the next video in our Dry Eye Series by Doctor Eye Health here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7roXAdaEraA&list=PLzi60fSuOmPBb_s5UP26SFqAyGp92oDV9

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What is Sjogren’s syndrome?
👉 Sjogrens syndrome is an autoimmune disease typically occurring in women in their middle age (however it can occur at younger ages too). In Sjogren’s syndrome, the body’s immune cells begin to attack various exocrine glands, such as the salivary glands and the lacrimal, or tear glands.

Sjögren’s Syndrome Symptoms
– Severe Dry Eyes
– Dry Mouth
– Dry Mucous secretions

Sjögren’s Syndrome Diagnosis
A Diagnosis of Sjogrens syndrome is based on
– Ocular signs and symptoms
– Oral signs and symptoms
– Histopathology
– Autoantibodies
– anti-Ro(SSA)
– anti-La(SSB)

People with a Sjogren’s Syndrome diagnosis are best followed by rheumatology and optometry or ophthalmology.

Note: Dry eye syndrome can be complicated by other forms of ocular surface disease and it is always best to consult with your local eye care professional if you are experiencing any eye pain or vision changes.

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About this video: What is Sjogrens Syndrome? Do you have dry eye symptoms and a dry mouth? In this video, Joseph J. Allen OD FAAO, reviews the basics of sjogren’s syndrome, how sjogren’s is diagnosed, how sjögrens syndrome affects the eyes and several sjögren’s syndrome treatments. In addition, If you are looking for dry eye treatments, then this video may help you. If you are struggling with severe dry eye syndrome symptoms it is important to follow up with a specialist in either optometry or ophthalmology that is trained in dry eye disease management.

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