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Proper diagnosis of OSD, dry eye hinges on right protocol in place
Proper diagnosis of OSD, dry eye hinges on right protocol in placeScott Schachter, OD, discusses dry eye disease, ocular surface disease, and developing protocols to diagnose both in his latest video blog.
4 things you need to know about contact lens dropoutDr. Scott Schachter shares four factors that are affecting contact lens dropout in both a positive and negative way
What you need to know about dry eye testingDr. Scott Schachter discusses using dry eye testing in your practice to identify dry eye patients.
Why the tear film mattersIf patients are coming to us for a comprehensive examination, and vision begins at the tear film, why aren’t we routinely and objectively evaluating this critical layer?
Why dry eye means poor visionThere are lots of parameters to choose from when looking for dry eye disease.
Schachter Factor: Evaporative dry eye vs. aqueous tear deficiencyI get to spend a lot of time in OD practices talking about dry eye disease (DED). Many of these practices already do a lot for their dry eye patients, but many seem to fall into one camp or the other.
Identify Sjögren’s patients with Sjö testAre you providing the highest level of care for your dry eye patients? Testing with all the latest methods, osmolarity, MMP-9, TearScience’s LipiView, to name a few? Treating will a full armamentarium, specialized artificial tears, hot compresses, cyclosporine, steroids, punctual plugs, and more?
Screen younger patients for dry eyeIn my practice, we screen patients age 25 and over. This is a relatively arbitrary number, but I wanted to skew younger. We often think of dry eye disease as being an older person’s disease. There are a number of reasons why I decided to look at younger patients.
How to get samples for your patientsIn the third installment of the Schachter Factor, Dr. Scott Schachter explains how to get samples for your patients from pharmaceutical reps and how to use them wisely.
Creating a dry eye protocolIn his second installment for his Optometry Times blog, The Schachter Factor, Dr. Scott Schachter discusses his protocol for diagnosing and treating dry eye patients in his practice.