Dry Eye

DED Treatment Beneficial Prior to Cataract Surgery

Topical meds and eyelid scrub with warm compression improved IOL power calculation with no adverse effects, researchers find.

Blinking Dynamics Contribute to DED

Evidence shows reduced frequency and less complete closure during digital screen use are risk factors.

New Metric Helps Assess Lipid Layer Thickness in DED, MGD

A recent study found that analyzing grey intensity values in videokeratography may be a quicker and more objective method than using an interferometer.

Cost, QoL Worse With Increasing DED Severity

This finding in a Canadian patient population was consistent with outcomes of studies in other countries, the researchers note.

MGD Not Unusually Common in Pregnant Women

Looking for other dry eye causes in this patient demographic may help clinicians make better etiological-based diagnoses, research shows.

Meibomian Gland Visibility Metrics Improve MGD Diagnosis

Research shows these self-developed metrics can help detect dropout to better pinpoint dysfunction.

Face Mask Wear Can Disrupt the Tear Film

It reduced noninvasive TBUT by 1.5 seconds in moderate and severe DED patients.

DED Severity Associated with Worsening of Corneal Biomechanics

Eight parameters were correlated with either symptoms or signs, recent study shows.

Tracking the Medications that Increase Risk of DED

Thirty-eight subgroups and 53 individual drugs were associated with dry eye in a recent study, peptic ulcer treatments being the most significant.

Ocular Changes Trigger DED in Thyroid Eye Disease

Symptoms are most severe during the active phase and persist even after.

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October 28, 2021

Early Identification and Timely Referral
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