tear osmolarity

Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patients
Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patientsA poor ocular surface is a common condition in glaucoma patients due to the incidence of dry eye, age, and use of benzalkonium chloride (BAK). Poor compliance with glaucoma therapy can result. Use of point-of-care testing can help identify patients with a poor ocular surface and drive treatment decisions. Treatment options, including surgical, are discussed.
Reviewing anterior segment ARVO 2017 postersSo much basic science research is presented at this meeting, and most of it will be years before it makes its way to clinical trials. Let’s concentrate on research that might be of use to us in the exam room very soon.
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.
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.
How punctal plugs may influence tear osmolarity and aid in dry eye therapiesTear osmolarity decreases with punctal plug insertion and serves as a leading indicator of therapeutic efficacy in dry eye disease.
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.
Addressing punctal occlusion, tear osmolarity correlationPatients with elevated tear osmolarity who underwent punctal occlusion showed rapid improvement in tear osmolarity and other features of dry eye disease.
Studies confirm tear osmolarity is central to OSDDoctors, researchers, and clinical studies have evaluated how tear osmolarity is impacted by a variety of conditions in vivo, in vitro, and in animal models. The conclusions show that tear osmolarity is an integral factor in the complex condition of ocular surface disease.