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It is estimated that between 2–4 million people have Sjögren’s syndrome in the United States; however, only 1 million have an established diagnosis. This high incidence of underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis is likely due to the variable and nonspecific nature of the symptoms. Thus, the estimated average time to an accurate diagnosis is 10 years.1,4 Approximately 1 in 10 cases of dry eye are likely due to Sjögren’s syndrome, suggesting that eye care professionals (ECPs), such as optometrists, could be on the frontline of diagnosis.5,6
A roundtable of leading optometrists was convened to discuss Sjögren’s syndrome and how to incorporate the Sjö Diagnostic Test into current practice patterns.