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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sensory Systems
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience