Conjunctivitis: Inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by fungi, viruses or bacteria.
Corneal ulcer: Open sore on the corneal surface caused by progressive erosion and cell death.
Diuretic: Pharmacologic agent that increases urine output. Often prescribed to control high blood pressure.
Multipurpose solution: Contact lens care solution that combines cleaning, rinsing and disinfecting agents in a single bottle.
Sjögrens syndrome: Chronic disease in which white blood cells attack moisture-producing glands, often causing dry eye.
Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: October 2004