Sjogren's Syndrome

The importance of discovering your professional purpose
The importance of discovering your professional purposeFinding your purpose or calling within your profession can lead to a more fulfilling career. Leslie E. O'Dell, OD, FAAO, shares how one OD used her "why" to create a new CE event.
10 tips to enhance scleral contact lens success
10 tips to enhance scleral contact lens successImprove your scleral fitting skills and your patients’ quality of life
Novel topical peptide for dry eye tackles underlying cause of diseaseA phase I/II trial enrolling patients with Sjögrens syndrome dry eye will be investigating  a synthetic fragment of a naturally occurring tear glycoprotein. Findings from extensive laboratory and preclinical research suggest that it is a promising novel therapy.
Complementary and alternative medicine help dry eye patients
Complementary and alternative medicine help dry eye patientsWith the exponential increase of interest in dry eye or ocular surface disease (OSD) among physicians and the industry, we are fortunate to have access to exciting new diagnostic and imaging technology as well as new treatment options and therapeutics for some of our most frustrated patients.
Easier ways to identify compromised corneasOver the past few years, various diagnostics have been introduced to help clinicians identify inflammatory conditions on the ocular surface more readily and, therefore, provide treatment to patients earlier in their disease states.
Ocular surface involves more than lacrimal gland output, tear evaporation rateJoseph Tauber, MD, has found in his experience as an active clinical research that listening to patients may be the greatest diagnostic tool for ocular surface disease.
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.
Sjögren's requires an understanding beyond traditional symptomsLupus, dry mouth, and arthritis aren’t usually associated with optometry, but it may well need to become a necessary part of any optometrist's knowledge base as awareness of Sjögren's syndrome becomes more prevalent, reported Dr. Milton M. Hom, OD, FAAO, at his most recent seminar at Vision Expo West.
Sjögren's requires an understanding beyond traditional symptoms
Sjögren's requires an understanding beyond traditional symptomsLupus, dry mouth, and arthritis aren’t usually associated with optometry, but it may well need to become a necessary part of any optometrist's knowledge base as awareness of Sjögren's syndrome becomes more prevalent, reported Dr. Milton M. Hom, OD, FAAO, at his most recent seminar at Vision Expo West.
Assess dry eye from a systemic standpointApproaching dry eye from a systemic standpoint can potentially benefit patients in the long term and improve the quality of care we provide. Here are a few key considerations that should be made when assessing dry eye as a potential systemic symptom.