How tear proteomics can help optometryODs undervalue ocular point-of-care tear testing
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.
3 steps to improve ocular health of dry eye patientsPatients with dry eye can be kept healthy—and happy—by diagnosing properly, following specific treatment plans, and providing excellent communication.
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.
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.
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.
Study finds hyperosmolarity of the ocular surface may impact cataract surgeryTearLab recently announced that preliminary results of the TearLab Cataract Study, which evaluated the relationship of a hyperosmolar tear film on keratometry readings.
TearLab reports interim results of dry eye studyTearLab recently reported interim results of a multi-center dry eye disease (DED) prevalence study carried out in the UK at four National Health Service (NHS) hospitals.
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.
Managing contagion in a clinical settingEye-care professionals can employ a variety of techniques and diagnostic technologies to identify infection, eliminate it, and improve outcomes for their patients.