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Dry Eye

Omega Fatty Acid Supplementation Does Not Prevent Dry Eye

These findings add to the skepticism about such an intervention that followed the DREAM study's failure to find a treatment effect.
June 13, 2022

Just One Hour of Smartphone Use Causes Ocular Discomfort in Kids

Blink rate decreased and interblink interval increased within the first minute of gaming on the device.
June 10, 2022

YouTube Videos on DED Better From Academic, Medical Sources

Study found no difference in quality between the two and noted that those uploaded by physicians were also better than ones made by other users.
May 31, 2022

Immune, Nervous Systems May Play Role in Contact Lens-Related DED

Affected patients showed increased ocular surface staining, greater epithelial damage and higher dendritic cell density in the cornea.
May 26, 2022

Contact Lens Wear Contributes to Friction-Induced OSD

Downward pressure during the blink squeezes away the tear film and predisposes the patient to lid wiper epitheliopathy, dryness and discomfort.
May 23, 2022

Blue-Light Glasses, Berry Extract Prove Ineffective for Digital Eyestrain

However, dry eye symptoms improved with oral omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.
May 23, 2022

Growth Factor Drops Effective in Dry Eye

Treatment two or three times daily for four weeks improved tear production.
May 6, 2022

Gut Microbiota Affects Ocular Surface in Sjögren’s

This cohort had significantly decreased amounts of a beneficial bacteria compared with controls and dry eye patients.
May 4, 2022

Mediterranean Diet Doesn’t Improve Dry Eye

While otherwise considered healthy, this approach seemed to increase a patient’s risk for the condition.
May 3, 2022

Hair Loss Drug Heightens Risk of MGD, Ocular Surface Abnormalities

Long-term effects of the anti-androgenic finasteride should be considered before use in dry eye patients.
May 2, 2022