II. Indication: Dry Eye evaluation

III. Technique

  1. Performed by ophthalmology
  2. Instill 1% Rose Bengal dye at both eyes
  3. Conjunctival staining is quantitatively scored
    1. Devitalized Cornea and Conjunctiva takes up Rose Bengal stain

IV. Interpretation

  1. Stained areas of Conjunctiva suggests Sjogren's Syndrome
  2. Stain may identify Sjogren's Syndrome prior to symptom development

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