Dry eye is a disease of the eye in which the eye’s tear production is either reduced or a problem due to poor quality of tears. It leads to complaints such as redness, burning, and a feeling that there is a foreign object in the eye.
Dry eye, which is also called dry eye syndrome or keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a disease of the eye, in which a low amount of tears or a problem with inadequate amount of the water layer of tears occurs.
The disease leads to issues such as redness, burning, and feeling like there is a foreign object in the eye. Increased evaporation causes a poor formation of the tear film coating the eye and leads to a loss in moisture. This can be caused by long sessions in front of a TV or computer monitor, low air moisture, contact lenses, allergies, disease of the immune system (Sjögren’s syndrome), from a previous operation, or due to certain medications.
If left untreated, insufficient moistening may lead to damage of the cornea. Successful treatment is usually carried out by the administration of artificial tears.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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