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Using precision medicine for dry eyeThe Precision Medicine Initiative offers a model to customize treatment for each individual patient. Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO explains why using precision medicine to treat dry eye disease can be beneficial for the OD and patient.
Testing at point of care for improved patient satisfaction, re-treatment ratesAfter spending a few months testing for dry eye and treating the tear film before doing preoperative measurements, the re-treatment rate dropped from 11% to 3%.
Reviewing anterior segment ARVO 2017 postersSo much basic science research is presented at this meeting, and most of it will be years before it makes its way to clinical trials. Let’s concentrate on research that might be of use to us in the exam room very soon.
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.