dry eye products

Why meibography can be a game-changer in treating dry eye
Why meibography can be a game-changer in treating dry eyeDry eye disease (DED) has been historically underserved. Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO, summarizes what equipment is available today to help you begin evaluating your dry eye patients’ glands.
5 ways to go beyond baby shampoo for lid hygieneCertainly, one would assume that nothing could be safer than a product designed for use with children. Television commercials with smiling, happy babies covered in frothy bubbles imply the product is harmless. Ubiquitous marketing alone creates a subconscious sense of safety for both doctor and patient.
Dry eye should remain in the hands of eyecare providersSeveral weeks ago, I learned of a more recent, somewhat concerning trend. Since the Allergan and Actavis merger, sales reps are now promoting Restasis to primary care doctors, internist and allergists.
Treating dry eye with lipid-based eye dropsThe lipid layer prevents evaporation of aqueous tears and prevents drying. Lipid deficiency due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of symptoms associated with dry eye disease.
First-class dry eye treatmentI can assure you that as consumers, we are all looking for the first-class treatment. When it comes to recommendations for your patients, do you offer them best-in-class treatments, or do you hold back?
Diagnosing and treating dry eye with technology
Diagnosing and treating dry eye with technologyOur understanding of dry eye and ocular surface disease is expanding at exponential rates. This is allowing us to more accurately diagnose specific forms of dry eye and determine their root causes.
Creating a dry eye protocolIn his second installment for his Optometry Times blog, The Schachter Factor, Dr. Scott Schachter discusses his protocol for diagnosing and treating dry eye patients in his practice.
Rx lid cleanser aids blepharitis, MGD
Rx lid cleanser aids blepharitis, MGDEverything from our high-tech lifestyles outdoor environmental factors, and the general aging of the population can lead to blepharitis, dry eye disease (DED) and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Sustained tasks, such as reading, can reduce the blink rate to as low as five blinks per minute. This slow blink rate can cause additional stress on an ocular surface that is already compromised due to one of the aforementioned disorders.
Assess dry eye from a systemic standpointApproaching dry eye from a systemic standpoint can potentially benefit patients in the long term and improve the quality of care we provide. Here are a few key considerations that should be made when assessing dry eye as a potential systemic symptom.
New therapies aim to treat dry eye-related inflammationTwo new therapies are aiming to treat dry eye disease by targeting dry eye-related inflammation.