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Dry Eye

One-third of Low Vision Patients Have Dry Eye

Performing ocular comfort assessment and using questionnaires such as SPEED or DEQ-5 should be a necessary step to combat this issue.
November 16, 2023

Bruder Launches Portable, Single-use Heat Mask for Dry Eye

The compress warms up once exposed to the air, no microwave required.
October 25, 2023

Dry Eye Signs/Symptoms Incongruity Seen with Age, Sex and More

Of those with a diagnosis, symptoms were greater in women and post-cataract cases, while signs took precedence in those who were older and used artificial tears.
October 18, 2023

Osmolarity Test Shows Low Sensitivity, Low Specificity, in RA Patients

Study finds it only measures tear meniscus properties, not those of the precorneal tear film itself, and is non-informative when differentiating DED from non-DED in this population.
October 10, 2023

Study Challenges Protective Effect of Mediterranean Diet in Dry Eye

Although adherence was linked to lower serum inflammation levels, this finding not indicative of decreased likelihood of developing the condition.
October 5, 2023

Demodex Not Linked to MGD, DED in Patients Over 60

One possible explanation is that this age group’s increased prevalence and severity of mite infestation could have a desensitizing effect on the ocular surface over time, researchers suggest.
October 4, 2023

Dry Eye Med Use Complicated by Conflicting Methodologies of FDA Trials

Outcome measures lack any standardization and comparative arms often do not reflect real-world clinical choices.
October 4, 2023

Long-term Outcomes Sustainable After Bilateral DMEK for FED

Study shows within the first five years, the same complication may rarely occur in the contralateral eye.
September 18, 2023

Dual Use of Cigarettes, E-cigs Associated with Worse Ocular Symptoms

A survey found that frequency and severity were lower among those who only used one modality and highest in those who used both. However, the study didn’t account for confounding lifestyle factors like digital device use.
September 7, 2023

Academy of Ophthalmology Gives Qualified Support for Thermal Pulsation for MGD, Dry Eye

Nine of 11 studies in a new literature review reported that the treatment’s clinical benefit was superior to conventional methods, but industry involvement should give pause.
August 31, 2023