New Three-ingredient Eyelid Wipe for Blepharitis Debuts

The eco-friendly product contains Manuka honey, soy protein and purified water in a biodegradable bamboo-based towelette.

New Treatment Pairs with BlephEx to Help Restore MG Function

“OptiVize,” as the company calls it, is indicated for monthly use immediately following blepharoexfoliation until meibum health improves.

Study: Diabetic Retinopathy Patients Show Greater Incidence of Ptosis

The association was most strongly associated with female sex and older age among the subjects.

Strabismus Risk Higher After Lower vs. Upper Blepharoplasty

While still a rare complication—occurring in 1.5% to 2% of surgeries—such cases were more likely to be diagnosed and require intervention within three years, study finds.

Common OSSN Therapy May Also Treat Demodex Blepharitis

After two cycles of 1% 5-fluorouracil, patients in a small study experienced clinical improvement lasting up to 55 months.

Eyelid Issues: Lumps, Bumps and Beyond

While these lesions tend to be benign, the wide array of presentations makes assessment tricky. Here’s a visual reference to follow.

Three Weeks of Azithromycin May Benefit MGD

A recent study demonstrates that this once-a-week course is as effective as six weeks of daily oral doxycycline but with fewer adverse effects.

Decompression Outperforms Teprotumumab in Reducing Proptosis

A new study shows surgery had a greater effect on this symptom of thyroid eye disease, yet suggests additional benefits when both treatments are used sequentially.

New RF Device Performs Both MGD and Aesthetic Lid Procedures

Patients should see improvement after four 12-minute sessions, Lumenis reports.

Recognize Benign vs. Malignant Eyelid Tumors and Lesions

Learn how to handle these abnormalities as well as the steps needed to diagnose them.

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June 19, 2024

Showcasing Inflammation and IOP Control
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Presenters: Nora Lee Cothran, OD, and Walter Whitley, OD, MBA
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June 20, 2024

Current Thinking in Dry Eye Disease: Contemporary Perspectives on a Complex Condition
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