Dry eye and Meige's syndrome

Kazuo Tsubota, Tsutomu Fujihara, Minako Kaido, Asako Mori, Masaru Mimura, Motoichiro Kato

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Aims - To determine the relation between dry eye and Meige's syndrome. Methods - 325 patients with dry eye were divided into those responsive to topical and other forms of treatment (n = 276) and those who were not (n = 49). A neuropsychiatric examination was performed to check for Meige's syndrome in the latter group. Results - Twenty eight (57%) of the treatment unresponsive patients were diagnosed with Meige's syndrome. Conclusions - There is a subgroup of patients with dry eye who do not respond to simple therapy. More than half of these patients have Meige's syndrome and need psychiatric, as well as ophthalmic, care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-442
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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