Dry Eye

Dry Eye Epidemiology in Practice

Understand who gets dry eye and why to help you better diagnose and manage these patients.

Vitamin D Linked to Dry Eye Severity in Sjögren’s

Researchers clarify the impact of low levels on key dry eye measures.

Index Predicts Post-op Ocular Surface Issues

The tool is easy to use and involves noninvasive tests, researchers say.

Antibiotic Combo Relieves MGD

Patients who took both topical and systemic azithromycin had improved TBUT, staining and OSDI scores.

Crowdsourcing Can Detect Dry Eye

Data from a smartphone app was able to identify diagnosed and undiagnosed patients and pinpoint risk factors.

New Demodex Diagnostic Technique Proposed

Removing cylindrical dandruff and applying lateral tension to the eyelash without epilation exposes the most mites.

Blood Drops May Ease Dry Eye

Researchers found cord blood is better for reducing corneal damage.

Factors Influencing Schirmer Scores Identified

Longer test time, topical and systemic medication use, patient demographics and more all affected the results.

Eyeliner Ups MGD, Tear Film Problems

A study found tear break-up time was much lower in women who used the cosmetic.

In-Office and At-Home Lid Maintenance

Keeping dry eye at bay can require patients and ODs to adopt a new hygiene regimen. Here are some options.

Upcoming Events

February 14-17, 2020

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Center
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO, and Leo Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO
Up to 17 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 16-18, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 18-19, 2020

Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO
Up to 10 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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