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- Website: About Health
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Sjogren's syndrome causes severe, chronic eye dryness. See your doctor for a diagnosis and the best treatment for dry eyes.
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Sjogren's syndrome, dry eyes, eye health, eye condition
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Rated on: 11/10/2014 9:04:52 PM
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