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A review of Demodex mites.
Newly approved Miebo holds power for the treatment of dry eye disease
This single-ingredient tear stabilizer from Bausch + Lomb and Novaliq could become the choice therapeutic for dry eye disease.
A pregnancy sleep-OSA-dry eye triad
Recommending a nighttime eye mask and ear plugs may protect the ocular surface.
Reviewing a patient’s systemic history is critical when treating for OSD
Staying up-to-date on all things ocular is imperative in ocular surface disease.
Dacryostenosis illustrates the complexity of treating teary eyes
Katherine M. Mastrota, OD, FAAO, advises on how to diagnosis this condition and not fall prey to a “knee-jerk” dry eye diagnosis.
SCHs: mild trauma or something more sinister?
Case gives new perspective on subconjunctival hemorrhages
Dry eye appears in an unlikely subject
Canine patient case study reveals a surprising diagnosis
Dry eye treatments appear in unlikely places
The best dry eye instruments are often the doctor’s own ears
Demodex: Recognize it and treat it
How carpenter bees got me thinking of follicular mites
How plant oils may help dry eye
Coconut and castor oils may be what the tear film lipid layer needs
Face mask the music
Mask wear affects the ocular surface, periorbital region, and patient-physician relationship
Blepharitis requires patient education
Type and cause of the condition are important to discuss during the examination
5 communication strategies for dry eye patients
Ocular surface disease is chronic, and collaborative care is key to treatment success
Lifestyle interventions to prevent dry eye disease
Preventative measures for dry eye include the entire body and brain
Committed to safety: One OD’s COVID-19 response
Managed patient flow, sanitizing, and HIPAA-compliant communication among new protocols
Why patient occupation matters with dry eye disease
Asking patients about occupation can lead ODs into new diagnosis territory
Why OAB should be considered before cataract removal
Discontinuation of OAB medication dramatically improves the signs and symptoms of dry eye in a 65-year-old patient.
Dry eye signs may signal risk for diabetic foot ulcers
As seen on TV: Doing harm, not help, to the ocular surface
Explore the relationship between dry eye and sleep
Know the connection between vitamin D and dry eye disease
How to recognize and manage digital eye strain
Hidradenitis suppurativa masquerades as blepharitis
Eyelid taping may offer temporary alternative to blepharoplasty
As people age, the desire to eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin increases. Blepharoplasty has become a popular option amongst the aging population, but some believe eyelid taping may be able to yield the same results.
Demodex may be beneficial to humans
Demodex has been associated with inflammation of the lid margin and eyelash loss in patients. Take a closer look at mites and microorganisms to consider if, in moderation, they may be beneficial.
Using precision medicine for dry eye
The Precision Medicine Initiative offers a model to customize treatment for each individual patient. Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO explains why using precision medicine to treat dry eye disease can be beneficial for the OD and patient.
How vaping affects the ocular surface
Electronic 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.
How sleep affects the ocular surface
At 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 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.
Goblet cells’ role in tear stability and ocular surface health
Recently, I was stopped in my tracks when I overheard a colleague comment that she was unaware that topically administered cyclosporine (Restasis, Allergan) increases goblet cell density.
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