Contact lens–induced dry eye, or CLIDE, gives name to the individual who has no symptoms of dry eye without contact lenses but is symptomatic during contact lens wear. Although CLIDE is not traditionally associated with primary dry eye, contact lens discomfort may be an early symptom of a compromised tear film. Let’s discuss why this occurs and how to promote healthier, more comfortable contact lens wear.
Approximately 40% to 50% of all uveitis cases are caused by an underlying systemic condition. We recognize some of the clinical variability among etiologies, but our findings don’t always mean what we think. While lab studies are sometimes critical for diagnosis, ordering a huge battery of tests is neither cost effective nor particularly useful. This article reviews the signposts we can use to whittle our differential diagnosis down to a smaller set of conditions prior to testing. Because anterior uveitis accounts for 70% of cases, it is the primary focus of this review.
Irregular cornea patients in particular can enjoy the many benefits that accompany fitting scleral lenses.
More than 54 percent of the respondents to our Pop-up Poll last week said their office was not open on Black Friday.