Definitions for "Dry eye syndrome"
or dry eye: Corneal and conjunctival dryness due to deficient tear production, predominantly in older women. Can cause foreign body sensation, burning eyes, and erosion of conjunctival and corneal epithelium.
a condition in which the tear ducts do not supply sufficient moisture to the eyeball, resulting in sensations of pain and stinging.
Dry eye occurs when the eyes don't produce enough tears, which is more common with contact lens wearers.