Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO
Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member
1. Start the slit lamp exam with lash and lid evaluation. I start with closed eyes to view the top eyelid margin.
2. Take photos! Seeing is believing for these patients, and images are great for adherence to treatment.
3. Read the labels. Before recommending products to patients, be sure you are familiar with the ingredients. Some well-known brands use chemicals, such as alcohol, which are not ocular surface friendly.
4. Always evaluate the meibomian glands for patients with blepharitis.
5. Don’t forget demodex.