osmolarity

How tear proteomics can help optometryODs undervalue ocular point-of-care tear testing
In-office lab testing provides diagnostic informationSimilar to the benefits that the primary care and pediatrics fields have enjoyed following years of rapid strep and flu testing, the uptake of rapid, single-use, point-of-care (POC) testing in optometry helps to guide clinical management and therapeutic decisions.
How to use tear osmolarity to help treat dry eye diseaseFor the patient, perhaps the most significant symptom of DED is fluctuating or reduced vision.
The utility of normal tear osmolarity results
The utility of normal tear osmolarity resultsPatient symptoms are not an effective method to diagnose dry eye, as they often overlap with other pathologies. Tear osmolarity results provide clues for alternative diagnoses.
Surviving allergy season as a contact lens wearerDepending on where you live, spring is here—or at least on its way. It’s the time of year to thaw out along with the trees, grass, and flowers. With spring comes our promise to get ourselves into shape for the summer, and life gets busier with more outdoor activities for the whole family.
Ocular surface disease limits surgical optionsPrepare your patient by assessing and treating the ocular surface
Reduce dropout in patients with dry eye
How new eye drop is stabilizing and relieving dry eyeA novel lubricant eye drop that specifically targets tear film evaporation in dry eye disease seems safe and effective for treating mild-to-moderate evaporative disease.
Hyperosmolarity of ocular surface may impact cataract surgery planningA recent study demonstrates the importance of evaluating osmolarity during cataract surgical planning in order to ensure that presurgical keratometry readings are not compromised by hyperosmolarity of the ocular surface.