Dry Eye

DED Tied to Repeat Pterygium Flare Ups

Other risk factors included female gender and previous amniotic membrane graft surgery.

High-intensity Statins May Reduce MGD

However, regular use of these cholesterol-lowering drugs had no effect on dry eye signs or symptoms.

Dry Eye and OCD Linked by Inflammation

Researchers suggest evaluating affected patients before starting psychiatric treatment.

Speedy DEQ-5 Questionnaire Comparable to OSDI

However, study shows there wasn’t a perfect correlation between the two.

Unstable Tear Film Worsens OCT-A Repeatability

Clinicians should use caution when interpreting images of dry eye patients.

Excessive Screen Time Causes Meibomian Gland Atrophy

Study also shows autoimmune disease biomarker positivity may play a factor for children who use digital devices with high frequency.

Hormonal Contraceptives Elevate Dry Eye Risk

Study finds strongest association with longer duration and higher quantity of use.

Youth with Aqueous Deficient DED Prone to Corneal Damage

Gender, diabetes and autoimmune disease status also played a role.

Dry Eye Notably Higher in Women and Blue-Collar Workers

Study also suggests greater prevalence in unemployed people and those with obesity, suggesting a person’s condition—not individual factors—contribute significantly.

Enlarged Prostate Associated with Meibomian Gland Loss

Alpha-1 blocker therapy for BPH may be the culprit, study suggests.

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