Dysfunctional tear syndrome

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What is dysfunctional tear syndrome?

Dysfunctional tear syndrome is an overlap of symptoms and conditions related to the alteration of the ocular surface and the tear film.

Common symptoms reported by people with dysfunctional tear syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with dysfunctional tear syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with dysfunctional tear syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with dysfunctional tear syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with dysfunctional tear syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has dysfunctional tear syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 0 say dysfunctional tear syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 0
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 1

These charts show data from dysfunctional tear syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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