The utility of normal tear osmolarity results Patient 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 patients April 15, 2016 By Paul S. Koch MD Patients 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 Our 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 rate April 01, 2015 By Joseph Tauber MD Joseph 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 planning November 15, 2014 By Nancy Groves A 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 surgery October 24, 2014 By Colleen E. McCarthy TearLab 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 study October 07, 2014 By Colleen E. McCarthy TearLab 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 correlation Patients 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 setting Eye-care professionals can employ a variety of techniques and diagnostic technologies to identify infection, eliminate it, and improve outcomes for their patients. TearLab acquires AOA’s OcuHub technology platform April 01, 2014 TearLab recently closed the acquisition of the assets of the OcuHub business unit from AOAExcel, Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the American Optometric Association (AOA).