BlephEx

Increase contact lens comfort by paying attention to the lids
Increase contact lens comfort by paying attention to the lidsPatients present with contact lens discomfort for a variety of reasons. Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO, and David Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA, explain why proper lid hygiene may be the key to increasing contact lens comfort.
Prepping the ocular surface before surgery
Prepping the ocular surface before surgeryWith patients undergoing cataract or refractive surgery, optometrists ensure a stable ocular surface before the surgeon performs preoperative calculations.
What to do when demodex blepharitis treatment options fail
What to do when demodex blepharitis treatment options failScott Schachter, OD, discusses what you should do when demodex blepharitis treatment options fail.
Pearls from BCLA 2017: CLIDE and blepharitis
Pearls from BCLA 2017: CLIDE and blepharitisThe British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) celebrated its 40th birthday June 9-11 at its 2017 clinical conference and exhibition in Liverpool, UK. Optometry Times was there to hear the latest and live tweet from the meeting.
The role of lid hygiene in ocular surface disease
The role of lid hygiene in ocular surface diseaseThe 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
Help prevent demodex’s chronic lid and lash problemsAsking your patients to spend a few minutes a day brings big benefits
4 steps to beating blepharitisBlepharitis is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids leading to red, irritated, itchy, and dandruff-like scales that form on the eyelashes.
In-office treatments for MGD may provide reliefSurgeons have several in-office treatments available for meibomian gland dysfunction.
How bacteria load creates a biofilmFirst acquired during birth from the mother and rapidly thereafter from the surrounding environment, bacteria colonize our conjunctiva and lacrimal systems. It is estimated that more than 200 species of bacteria commonly inhabit the human conjunctival mucosa.
When old, new technologies converge for dry eye diagnosisPhysicians should take a multipronged approach to dry eye disease, especially in its diagnosis, advises David B. Glasser, MD.