dry eye

Novel device provides rapid measure of tear osmolarityA new handheld, tear osmolarity device could enhance the convenience and reliability of dry eye screening and monitoring and be more affordable for many practices.
Topical ENaC blocker serves as novel approach to tear filmA novel potent epithelial sodium channel blocker seems to be a safe and well-tolerated therapy in patients with symptoms of mild-to-moderate dry eye disease compared with placebo.
New dry eye treatment demonstrates rapid onset symptomatic reliefResults from the Phase 3 OPUS-3 trial provide evidence confirming a benefit of lifitegrast ophthalmic solution 5.0% (Xiidra, Shire) for significantly improving dry eye disease-related symptoms, as measured by Eye Dryness Score.
Intense pulsed light shows therapeutic potential for MGD
Intense pulsed light shows therapeutic potential for MGDA series of treatments using intense pulsed light with optimal pulse technology may show potential in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction.
Sustained-release dexamethasone depot effective in lowering fluorescein stainingA dropless option for steroid therapy showed encouraging results in a phase II safety and efficacy study in patients with inflammatory dry eye disease.
Vectored thermal pulsation delivers long-lasting MGD improvementFollow-up from a study enrolling 200 patients with meibomian gland dysfuction showed a single treatment with vectored thermal pulsation afforded improvements in symptoms and meibomian gland function.
Semifluorinated alkane technology brings advantages for topical therapySemifluorinated alkane technology has novel physicochemical properties that explain its benefits as an ocular lubricant and support its use for developing a well-tolerated, preservative-free, multidose preparation of cyclosporine.
The power of the celebrity spokesperson
The power of the celebrity spokespersonIn the past when you thought of Jennifer Aniston, the girl-next-door character Rachel from Friends would come to mind.
Uncover patient lifestyle habits that lead to OSD
Uncover patient lifestyle habits that lead to OSDA day in the life of a female patient provides clues that can help
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.