Ocular Surface Disease Index

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.
Diagnosing and treating Sjögren's syndrome
Diagnosing and treating Sjögren's syndromeSjögren’s syndrome is underdiagnosed and seriously impacts the ocular surface and quality of life and places the patient at risk for multisystem involvement. Optometry’s role in identification, diagnosis and collaborative long-term management is an important one. Earlier attention to symptoms leading to diagnosis and collaboration with other health professionals will ensure better quality of life for our patients.
Tear volume – a neglected issue?Dry eye disease is one of the most common conditions encountered by eye care professionals, yet measurement of tear volume remains difficult. A newly developed tool is reliable and straightforward to use.
Natural oral omega-3 supplement improves dry eye parameters in 3 monthsThe natural triglyceride form of omega-3 is an excellent treatment option for dry eye disease.
Prepping patients for success on therapy for their CDEChronic dry eye is underdiagnosed and undertreated, but careful observation, good listening skills, and proven treatment approaches can help patients achieve better vision.
A stepwise approach to diagnosing MGDFocusing on dry eye management is a great practice builder, but is not without challenges. These challenges lie in making the proper diagnosis, implementing new technology, properly training staff, developing an effective treatment plan and the time it takes to properly educate patients.
How three-step approach eases consult with new chronic dry eye patientsTo make the most of the limited time for seeing patients, it helps to structure visits for dry eye disease following a plan that addresses diagnosis, testing, education, and treatment, but also taps technology to improve efficiency and help patients find reliable information.