Keratitis Sicca:
This condition is caused by decreased tear production. The name means dry eye and is most often mistaken as conjunctivitis. The main cause of tear gland destruction is, for the most part, unknown. However, it may be an immune mediated disease. The condition is usually permanent and requires long term treatment. Without treatment the cornea will be severely damaged and may lead to blindness and eventually enucleating (removing the eye).