6 challenges when changing from a group to private practice A 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). Combating dry eye with punctal plugs Recently, much discussion has taken place within the dry eye community regarding the role of punctal plugs in the treatment of dry eye. What if you examined Santa Claus? T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the towns, not an optometrist was stirring—not even an online retailer promising glasses at low cost. 4 steps to beating blepharitis Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids leading to red, irritated, itchy, and dandruff-like scales that form on the eyelashes. When old, new technologies converge for dry eye diagnosis March 15, 2016 Physicians should take a multipronged approach to dry eye disease, especially in its diagnosis, advises David B. Glasser, MD.