The utility of normal tear osmolarity results Patient symptoms are not an effective method to diagnose dry eye, as they often overlap with other pathologies. Tear osmolarity results provide clues for alternative diagnoses. ODs look to lid scrubs first for blepharitis treatment In a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs what they used for first-line therapy for blepharitis patients. The role of lid hygiene in ocular surface disease The ocular surface encompasses not only the cornea, but the all-important supporting conjunctiva that is divided into the bulbar, limbal, palpebral, forneaceal, and marginal zones. Help prevent demodex’s chronic lid and lash problems December 08, 2016 By Brittany Mitchell OD Asking your patients to spend a few minutes a day brings big benefits In blepharitis, expert looks to restore eye's natural balance November 18, 2016 By Laura M. Periman MD Laura M. Periman, MD, moves away from detergents for blepharitis treatment Demodex update: 4 things you need to know October 26, 2016 By Scott Schachter OD Dr. Scott Schachter discusses four updates to demodex blepharitis, from diagnosis to management 4 steps to beating blepharitis Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids leading to red, irritated, itchy, and dandruff-like scales that form on the eyelashes. Don’t be afraid of steroids July 01, 2016 By Jolie Higazi Ron Melton, OD, FAAO, and Randall Thomas, OD, MPH, FAAO, discussed common practices for treating dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and blepharitis at the American Optometric Association (AOA) annual meeting. Here are a few medical management pearls from their discussion. Are intracameral antibiotics the answer for endophthalmitis? Postoperative endophthalmitis remains a potentially devastating complication of cataract surgery. However, a good visual outcome is possible if the infection is recognized early and treated appropriately, said Harry W. Flynn Jr, MD. Exploring ocular demodicosis in chronic blepharitis By knowing the signs and symptoms of Demodex, ophthalmologists can better diagnose and offer treatments for blepharitis.