Dry Eye

Omega Fatty Acid Supplementation Does Not Prevent Dry Eye

These findings add to the skepticism about such an intervention that followed the DREAM study's failure to find a treatment effect.

Just One Hour of Smartphone Use Causes Ocular Discomfort in Kids

Blink rate decreased and interblink interval increased within the first minute of gaming on the device.

YouTube Videos on DED Better From Academic, Medical Sources

Study found no difference in quality between the two and noted that those uploaded by physicians were also better than ones made by other users.

Immune, Nervous Systems May Play Role in Contact Lens-Related DED

Affected patients showed increased ocular surface staining, greater epithelial damage and higher dendritic cell density in the cornea.

Contact Lens Wear Contributes to Friction-Induced OSD

Downward pressure during the blink squeezes away the tear film and predisposes the patient to lid wiper epitheliopathy, dryness and discomfort.

Blue-Light Glasses, Berry Extract Prove Ineffective for Digital Eyestrain

However, dry eye symptoms improved with oral omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.

Ease Into Next-Level Dry Eye Care

Take your practice from beginner to advanced with these steps.

Combating Dry Eye Through Communication

Proper education will lead both you and your patients to successful outcomes.

Four Hidden Lifestyle Risks Associated with Dry Eye

How ODs can help their patients reduce the expression of DED in their daily lives.

How to Use Dry Eye Questionnaires in Your Practice

These handy tools can help you better understand patients’ symptoms to guide a diagnosis and formulate treatment.

Upcoming Events

September 9-11, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—San Antonio
Location: Omni La Mansion Del Rio
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
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December 10-11, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
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