ocular surface

How vaping affects the ocular surfaceElectronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are devices designed to deliver nicotine in a solution rather than smoke without tobacco combustion. Perceived by consumers as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are aggressively marketed as lifestyle-choice consumables.
What to do when demodex blepharitis treatment options fail
What to do when demodex blepharitis treatment options failScott Schachter, OD, discusses what you should do when demodex blepharitis treatment options fail.
First patients enrolled in dry eye device studyPatient recruitment has started in a randomised clinical trial testing an experimental device (Lamelleye, known also as CXB/1-14) for the treatment of dry eye disease (DED).
How sleep affects the ocular surfaceAt every age we need adequate, uninterrupted sleep for optimal, wakeful functioning. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
The role of lid hygiene in ocular surface disease
The role of lid hygiene in ocular surface diseaseThe ocular surface encompasses not only the cornea, but the all-important supporting conjunctiva that is divided into the bulbar, limbal, palpebral, forneaceal, and marginal zones.
Getting beyond the surface in ocular surface diseaseOcular surface disease (OSD) is a prevalent, chronic, and progressive condition with an often multifactorial etiology. A comprehensive approach to detection, treatment, and monitoring is required.
Topography disparity effectively detects subclinical keratoconusTopography disparity can even provide a useful parameter for diagnosing the subclinical form of the disease, said David P. Piñero, PhD, and colleagues from the Medimar International Hospital, Alicante, Spain.
Diagnosing and treating dry eye with technology
Diagnosing and treating dry eye with technologyOur understanding of dry eye and ocular surface disease is expanding at exponential rates. This is allowing us to more accurately diagnose specific forms of dry eye and determine their root causes.
Endothelial keratoplasty: Interplay of glaucoma, corneal surgeryEndothelial keratoplasty makes it easier to follow patients with glaucoma and lowers the risk of ocular surface disease.
A new tool for managing ocular surface disease
A new tool for managing ocular surface diseaseThe mainstay of our therapy today consists of artificial tear preparations, surfactant lid cleansers, warm compresses for the eyelids, and the occasional antibiotic solution or ointment—this is the exact same therapy that was in vogue for treating OSD 25 years ago!