Dry Eye

Dry Eye in Diabetes Linked to Protective, Risk Factors

Female sex, older age and poor diabetic control, among others, increased the prevalence, while certain meds reduced it.

Eye Cosmetic Use Increases Prevalence of Dry Eye Disease

The severity of the condition was even higher among women who did not use a cleanser to remove their make-up.

Diagnostic Algorithm For Dry Eye Shows Impressive Performance

By evaluating seven important clinical parameters, the software-based system was able to achieve nearly 97% accuracy.

Mild Dry Eye May Result from Mask Wear

Still, this is an effective method to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Preservatives, Compounds in IOP-lowering Drops May Contribute to DED

In many cases, switching to a non-preserved formula seems to help glaucoma patients maintain tear film stability.

Preclinical Dry Eye More Common Than We Think

It’s important to perform the necessary testing and imaging in patients presenting for their annual exam.

Vital Dyes for Dry Eyes

We break down the several staining patterns associated with various ocular conditions and how to interpret each one.

Dry Eye, Allergic Conjunctivitis Often Occur Together

Up to 50% of patients in a recent study had both.

AMD Patients More Likely to Suffer from DED and MGD

Study shows those treated with multiple intravitreal injections may have worse ocular surface inflammation.

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.

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November 11-13, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando
Location: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
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December 10-11, 2022

Retina Update 2022
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Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
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