Technology and innovation has improved many aspects of health care and eye care, including ocular aesthetics.
Today’s global cosmetics market is worth an estimated $532 billion, with projections for it to reach $863 billion by 2024.1 The false eyelashes in
In the last contact lens department (see Look for small signs to prevent contact lens complications), I reviewed comp
New thoughts on managing anterior segment disease are prompting opportunities for a healthier ocular surface.
Al Kabat, OD, FAAO, professor at Southern College of Optometry, discusses his research of the available lid cleansers on the market and how they perform at eradicating demodex in vitro at ARVO 2018 in Honolulu.
Corneal filaments frequently recur after removal, and resolution occurs only by treating the patient’s underlying inflammation. This case illustrates the need to move to atypical therapies, such as N-acetylcysteine.
Patients present with contact lens discomfort for a variety of reasons. Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO, and David Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA, explain why proper lid hygiene may be the key to increasing contact lens comfort.
With patients undergoing cataract or refractive surgery, optometrists ensure a stable ocular surface before the surgeon performs preoperative calculations.
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.
In Part 2 of her three-part series on cosmetic dangers, Tracy Schroeder-Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO, focuses on the dangers found in cosmetics—particularly cosmetics banned by the FDA and those that may exacerbate ocular surface disease.