DRY EYE CONCEPT 3 -
HOW to understand ?
How to understand the Ocular Surface and Dry Eye Disease ?
After decades of intense research activities world-wide on the Ocular Surface and Dry Eye Disease a large body of results and knowledge has accumulated.
Luckily this process is still continuing and gets even faster with new technologies. This helps us to recognize more aspects of the disease process and to understand it better in order to find more efffective therapy approaches.
On the other hand, as the view on Dry Eye Disease is becoming more and more multifaceted, it often appears more complicated and the large ´picture´ of this condition becomes at times increasingly unintelligible to many people.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY IS KEY... BECAUSE IT REFERS BACK TO THE ANATOMY AND FUNCTION
... because the pathophysiology of the disease process typically develops
- along the impairment of the physiological functions
- that join the organs of the anatomical unit into a functional unit.
The Pathophysiology describes in an easy to understand way ... HOW the pathological alterations of the normal physiology lead to manifest pathology in DRY EYE DISEASE.