Dry Eye Syndrome

The utility of normal tear osmolarity results
The utility of normal tear osmolarity resultsPatient 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.
Achieving physiologic restoration in dry eyeTear osmolarity testing provides clinicians the opportunity to detect disease and select treatments to restore ocular surface health.
Complementary and alternative medicine help dry eye patients
Complementary and alternative medicine help dry eye patientsWith the exponential increase of interest in dry eye or ocular surface disease (OSD) among physicians and the industry, we are fortunate to have access to exciting new diagnostic and imaging technology as well as new treatment options and therapeutics for some of our most frustrated patients.
Understanding and defining MGDThe Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society’s Meibomian Gland Workshop was tasked to sort through the literature to determine proper terminology of conditions affecting the lid margin. Review the terminology, gland anatomy, gland expression classifications, and treatment strategies.
Shire gets FDA nod for Xiidra (lifitegrast) for dry eye
Shire gets FDA nod for Xiidra (lifitegrast) for dry eyeShire plc obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5%, a twice-daily eye drop indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adult patients.
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.
A pharmacological approach to dry eye syndrome in GVHDSeanna Grob MD, MAS, and Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSc, present the second-place winning entry in Ophthalmology Times' Resident Writer's Award Program, sponsored by Allergan. In this case presentation, the treatment of dry eye disease in the setting of GVHD is a complicated condition that can have devastating effects if not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion. Patients require close monitoring by an experienced cornea specialist and often need a combination of multiple available treatments to control symptoms and disease progression.
Study: Effect of dry eye products, warm compress for MGD therapyA line of products used for the temporary relief of burning and irritation caused by dry eye was shown to increased meibomian gland function from baseline compared with warm compresses.
Novaliq launches dry eye treatment studyNovaliq GmbH has announced the commencement of a phase I study for its dry eye syndrome treatment, cyclosporine solution (CyclASol), following United States and European patent approval.
Reviewing evidence in dry eye treatmentAn update is provided on the latest developments for an evidence-based approach in mild to severe dry eye disease.