History of Present Illness (HPI)
A 62 yo female with no PMH presents to the primary care clinic with 1 week of redness and pain of left eye. She describes the pain as a dull ache which is exacerbated with eye movements. She denies any changes in her vision, photophobia, discharge, flashes, or floaters. In addition to her ocular symptoms she also has been having joint pain and morning stiffness in her wrists and knees but she reports that this only happens sometimes and hasn’t affected her quality of life. Her mother and sister have a history of arthritis but she doesn’t know what kind.
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Dry eye syndrome
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