Dry Eye

Gland Quirks Threaten Ocular Surface Health

MG irregularity linked to dropout areas, OSDI and TBUT.

DREAM Study Update Bolsters Initial Findings

At one year, patients who stopped taking fish oil had similar OSDI scores as those who continued the regimen.

Wheat Germ Dye May Detect Dry Eye

Study found contact lens wear impacted mucin density on the ocular surface.

Antigen Distribution Reflects DED Heterogeneity

HLA-DR may not be the best biomarker for evaluating dry eye.

VR Headset May Protect the Ocular Surface

Compared with a traditional computer display, the headgear provided improvements in dry eye parameters.

LASIK Double-edged for Dry Eye Outcomes

Among other refractive surgeries, it reduces TBUT significantly but also tear production.

Prostheses Can Worsen MG Dysfunction

The ocular system can continue to experience dryness, even after evisceration or enucleation.

Trehalose Reduces Inflammatory Markers

Topically administering it improves signs and symptoms of dry eye.

Shorter OSDI Still Clinically Sound

It saves time and did not significantly change outcomes.

Inflammation Risk High in Early CL Wear

Disturbance in biomarker concentrations found only within first two years.

Upcoming Events

October 4-5, 2019

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits

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November 1-3, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Charleston
Location: Charleston Marriott
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Key Faculty: Doug Devries, Marc Bloomenstein, Robert P. Woodridge, Jack Schaeffer
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 12 CE Credits 

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