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Juggling Dry Eye and Glaucoma  11/15/2017

Recently in our dry eye clinic, I saw an 83-year-old female with significant subjective and objective signs and symptoms of ocular surface disease (OSD), including redness, burning, itching, watering, foreign body sensation, corneal and conjunctival staining, increased tear osmolarity and decreased tear production. 
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News  11/15/2017

A new study recently published in Cornea adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting tear film osmolarity is a key indicator for dry eye disease. Researchers looked at three groups of patients—clinically significant dry eye, symptoms-only dry eye and controls—and found the patients without clinically significant, but still symptomatic, dry eye had ...
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A One-Two Punch to Beat Dry Eye  5/15/2017

The ocular surface is a remarkable system. When it functions properly, an adequate quantity and quality of tears help the eye remain unnoticed by the person as the lids spread the tears across the surface, allowing light to enter the eye through a smooth refractive surface. And on this normal functioning ocular surface, contact lenses provide a remarkable option for vision correction. But, ...
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Allergy and CLs: The Seasonal Battle  5/15/2017

Spring always comes with the good—warm weather and outdoor activities—and the bad—ocular allergies. Our offices see a noticeable uptick in complaints of itchy, watery, red eyes and an inability to wear contact lenses comfortably, if at all.
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Don’t Let HSK Heterogeneity Fool You  5/15/2017

Although it’s estimated that roughly 20% of patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis will develop herpes stromal keratitis (HSK), I’d estimate 50% of HSV patients referred to our cornea clinic from ODs have HSK. This suggests we are more comfortable identifying and treating dendritic keratitis than we are with HSK. And it’s not surprising, given ...
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Highlights from ARVO 2017: Abstract Review  5/15/2017

It’s a fast-paced world, for sure. Health care is advancing daily, and we—and our patients—continue to enjoy the fruits of researchers’ labors. Recently, investigators presented a full year’s worth of findings at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO) meeting, held in Baltimore. Don’t you ...

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It's All About the Tear Film  5/15/2017

We love our contact lenses. They improve our vision and looks while also helping us win on the athletic field. But we also hate our contact lenses, especially when they cause ocular irritation. Successful contact lens wear is multifactorial, and one of the leading factors is lens wettability. Research shows a dysfunctional tear film is associated with complaints of ocular discomfort and ...

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Amniotic Membrane: A Game-changer?  3/15/2017

Perhaps no corneal condition is more vexing than recurrent corneal erosion (RCE). While the causes vary, the treatment options have remained virtually unchanged for quite some time, at least until recently. Today, amniotic membranes have gained popularity as an alternate treatment for RCE.
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Cosmetic Contact Lenses for the Deformed Iris  3/15/2017

This simple alternative provides added benefits.
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Dendrites: Misdiagnosis Not Permitted  3/15/2017

Their presence could play an important role in diagnosing and treating herpetic disease.
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Double Trouble?  3/15/2017

Suspected amoebic infection plus fungal superinfection—in a diabetes patient, no less.
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Foggy with a Chance of Clarity  3/15/2017

Here are a few tricks you can use when battling scleral lens fogging.
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Going, Going, Gone… Drops, That Is  3/15/2017

New treatment options for postoperative care of cataract surgery are minimizing the need for ophthalmic eye drops.
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News  3/15/2017

Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.


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Refractive Surgery Fallout: GPs to the Rescue  3/15/2017

Gas permeable lenses are an effective option for overcoming refractive surgery  complications.
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Specialty Contact Lenses: Treat Your Keratoconus Patients Right  3/15/2017

Here’s an in-depth look at the wide range of options now available.
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Fitting Multifocal Contact Lenses for Myopia Control  2/17/2017

These practice pearls aid in myopia management, including avoiding onset and slowing progression in patients of all ages.
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10 Tips from an Orthokeratology Expert  2/15/2017

Don’t let misconceptions stop you from using this treatment modality that can provide a huge benefit to patients with myopia.
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A New Year, a New Look at the Cornea  2/15/2017

Learning to recognize the processes that govern corneal health and function will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of pathologies and their treatments.
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Corneal Collagen Crosslinking: Not Just for Adults  2/15/2017

Treatment plans for pediatric patients with keratoconus may get an upgrade soon with this newly approved technology.
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Daily Disposables: Effective From Allergy to Astigmatism  2/15/2017

More patients than you might think can benefit from this contact lens modality.
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Get to Know Your Genes  2/15/2017

One day, genetic testing and gene therapy may help patients avoid corneal disease altogether.
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Keys to a Pediatric Soft Lens Fitting  2/15/2017

From infancy to adolescence, contact lenses prove a viable and beneficial treatment option for a range of conditions.
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News  2/15/2017

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking | Meibomian Gland dysfunction | Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
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