For as many as 1 in 10 people with dry eye, their symptoms could be a sign of Sjögren’s syndrome – a chronic, progressive autoimmune disease. Dry eye and other signs of dryness such as dry mouth are common early symptoms. Unfortunately, these early symptoms are often overlooked, making it difficult to diagnose Sjögren’s syndrome.
About Sjögren’s Syndrome:
Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. Sjögren’s affects about 4 million people in the United States, 3 million of whom have not been diagnosed. It can take some time to diagnose Sjögren’s syndrome, because symptoms can resemble those of other conditions; therefore, it currently takes an average of 4.7 years to receive an accurate diagnosis.
Sjö Test Description:
Sjö™ is an advanced diagnostic test now available to help your eye doctor determine whether or not you may have Sjögren’s syndrome. Sjö™ helps to screen patients experiencing dry eye symptoms and helps to detect Sjögren’s syndrome in its early stages, incorporating new biomarkers to provide increased accuracy over prior testing methods.
For more information about Sjogren’s syndrome, please visit www.sjogrens.org.
For more information about the Sjo test, please visit www.mynicox.com/Sjo.