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Title: Ophthalmology article
Post by: olmphoto2 on December 04, 2012, 01:19:01 PM
Article published online (http://bjo.bmj.com/content/96/12/1498.abstract) September 21, 2012 and in the December 2012 issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/775571_print

In part..."The results of this study support calling for an increased index of suspicion for ophthalmologists caring for dry eye, and the recommendation that the presence of SS should be assessed in all patients with clinically significant ADDE [aqueous-deficient dry eye]," the authors conclude. "[A]lthough not clinical practice, patients with significant dry eye signs and symptoms plus a positive RF or ANA result should be offered diagnostic testing even if their SSA or SSB results are negative."