dry eye

Novel neurostimulator device uses nasal cavities to stimulate tearsChronic dry eye disease (DED) affects more than 25 million people and to date the only pharmacologic therapies are topical or involve punctal plugs. Results from two studies wth a neurostimulator indicate there may be a new pathway to upregulate the body’s tear system.
6 challenges when changing from a group to private practiceA little over 18 months ago, I decided to follow my passion and take a leap of faith changing my career. I went from a bustling MD/OD group practice to a private group OD practice and launched the Dry Eye Center of Pennsylvania (PA).
Irritation in a bottle: Glaucoma and OSDOSD is of significant concern in patients with glaucoma on multiple topical medications. Optimal treatment of this condition with minimizing the intensity as well as with additional pharmacologic treatments for OSD can improve visual acuity and compliance and result in better outcomes both medically and regarding patient satisfaction.
Poll: What is your first-line therapy for blepharitis?Do you reach first for warm compresses or lid scrubs? What about antibiotics? Weigh in!
Dry eye gains importance in glaucoma careNew treatments and greater awareness are making dry eye an even more important part of glaucoma care, according to Richard Lewis, MD, of Sacramento Eye Consultants.
Ocular surface disease limits surgical optionsPrepare your patient by assessing and treating the ocular surface
Cyclosporine for dry eye associated with anti-PD-1 therapy
Cyclosporine for dry eye associated with anti-PD-1 therapyTopical cyclosporine may be useful for treating dry eyes associated with immunomodulatory agents like nivolumab, which markedly upregulate T cell activation. In caring for patients with ocular side effects associated with cancer treatment, the delivery of proper ophthalmic care is critical.
How sick building syndrome symptoms can mimic dry eyeSBS signs similar to dry eye
Looking back at 2016
Looking back at 2016Before the new year gets too far along, let’s take a brief look at the happenings in the pages of Optometry Times during 2016.
Reduce dropout in patients with dry eye