Dry Eye

VR Headset May Protect the Ocular Surface

Compared with a traditional computer display, the headgear provided improvements in dry eye parameters.

LASIK Double-edged for Dry Eye Outcomes

Among other refractive surgeries, it reduces TBUT significantly but also tear production.

Prostheses Can Worsen MG Dysfunction

The ocular system can continue to experience dryness, even after evisceration or enucleation.

Trehalose Reduces Inflammatory Markers

Topically administering it improves signs and symptoms of dry eye.

Shorter OSDI Still Clinically Sound

It saves time and did not significantly change outcomes.

Inflammation Risk High in Early CL Wear

Disturbance in biomarker concentrations found only within first two years.

Positive Dry Eye Tests Could Be Due to Demodex

Two ways to screen for ocular dryness may be complicated by mite infestation.

Tear Profile After Glaucoma Treatment Same as in DED

BAK, however, doesn’t seem to be a factor.

Lipids Vary Between Tear Film and Meibum

The research could illuminate both structural and functional problems.

Beware False Negatives in MMP-9 Testing

Tear sample volume differences could affect results.

Upcoming Events

October 4-5, 2019

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits

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November 1-3, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Charleston
Location: Charleston Marriott
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Key Faculty: Doug Devries, Marc Bloomenstein, Robert P. Woodridge, Jack Schaeffer
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 12 CE Credits 

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