is an in-office kit your eye doctor may use as a tool for early detection of Sjögren’s syndrome
for patients with dry eye
is a proprietary, advanced diagnostic panel for early detection of this chronic disease.
Your dry eye symptoms may be rooted in a progressive autoimmune disease.
- Sjögren’s syndrome is a serious autoimmune disease that causes damage to the exocrine glands, which are responsible for producing moisture, such as tear glands in the eye and salivary glands in the mouth.1,2,3
- Currently, there is an average delay of 3.9 years in receiving an accurate diagnosis.2
- Early diagnosis of Sjögren’s syndrome can help to avoid severe complications.1
Talk to your eye doctor about getting tested for Sjögren’s syndrome. He/she may have the tools to help detect Sjögren’s syndrome earlier.4 For you, it's a simple procedure to get a blood sample for the test.
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1 Kassan SS, Moutsopoulos HM. Clinical manifestations and early diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome. Arch Intern Med. 2004;164:1275-1284.
2 Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation. 2014. Available at http://www.sjogrens.org/home/about-sjogrens-syndrome/diagnosis. Accessed February 2, 2015.
3 Martin-Martin LS, Massafra U, Migliore A. Sjögren’s syndrome: an under-diagnosed disorder. CLI. May 2004.
4 United HealthCare. Integrating eye care with disease management: it’s not just about diabetes anymore. United HealthCare Services, Inc; 2012