Dry Eye

Patient Survey Describes Dry Eye Management Habits, Burdens

Most rely on artificial tears more so than eyelid-based interventions, 22% spend an hour or more daily on care and less than half reported that their primary source of information is their eyecare provider.

Dry Eye Patients Have Worse Sleep Quality

Study shows they are at a higher risk of experiencing insufficient sleep, excessive sleepiness and longer sleep latency.

New Punctal Plug Features Tapered End for Easier Insertion

The device is made with a degradable material designed to last about six months.

MGD: A Condition with Multiple Disease Pathways?

Eyelid vascularity was closely tied to inflammation, while other signs weren’t.

Meibomian Gland Length May be Underrepresented by Traditional Meibography Devices

OCT imaging—performed with longer wavelengths—captured a greater percentage of these structures. Researchers wonder if the distinction may impact clinical management decisions.

Artificial Tears Disrupt Inflammatory Cycle, Study Shows

In addition to replenishing aqueous fluid, these OTC products help break the hyperosmolar status of the ocular surface.

Survey: For Relief, DED Patients Most Likely to Rest Eyes, Drink Water, Use Compresses

Study investigates public enthusiasm for these and other behavioral modifications that might mitigate DED.

Depression, Anxiety Risk Factors for Dry Eye

Study also found demographic disparities, with higher risk profiles among women and Asian and Native American individuals, while Black patients may be underrepresented in prevalence data.

Certain Systemic Drugs Associated with Increased DED Severity

Worse clinical signs were found in users of antihistamines, aspirin, vitamin D3 and seizure medications, while those using diuretics had less MGD.

Pediatric Cases Comprise Just 4.2% of All Dry Eye

The condition was found to be more common among girls and those with refractive errors and disorders of the eyelid or conjunctiva.

Upcoming Events

May 2, 2024

Rethinking Dry Eye Disease: A Contemporary Approach to a Complex Condition
Location: Virtual
Presenters:  Kamran Riaz, MD, and Melissa Barnett, OD
Webinar: 7:00pm ET

Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb

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May 17-19, 2024

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care and Intrepid Eye Society's Spring Conference

Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Co-Chairs: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, and Selina McGee, OD

Register here

June 4, 2024

Rethinking Dry Eye Disease: A Contemporary Approach to a Complex Condition
Location: Virtual
Presenters:  Karl G. Stonecipher, MD, and Jessica Steen, OD
Webinar: 8:00pm ET

Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb

Register here