Laura M. Periman, MD, shares why dry eye spurs her curiosity, and why being a “dry eye sleuth” is refreshing (yes, refreshing!) in today’s medical practice environment.
Dry Eye Disease
Among the mechanical problems related to dry eye is conjunctivochalasis—the Tenon’s capsule condition in which long-term chronic inflammation and dry eye causes dissolution of normal Tenon’s fascia.
Dietary supplementation with oral omega-3 fatty acids is no better than placebo in relieving signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED), according to results of the DRy Eye Assessment an
Omega-3 fatty acids have been a staple of dry eye practice, and many ophthalmologists and optometrists have seen improvements in patients taking them.
In the treatment of chronic dry eye, cost and compliance with topical medications have been ongoing problems. We know t
Christopher J. Rapuano, MD, explains how red eye might be something more. Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis may be identified by lifting the upper lid and having the patient look down.
As the diversity of drop products expands and knowledge of the nuances of various ocular surface maladies increases, consider how the differences between drop products might make one drop a better choice for a given patient.