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Publication Exclusive: Dry eye a common but still often overlooked condition

Publication Exclusive: Dry eye a common but still often overlooked condition
February 9, 2016

Dry eye is a problem that every ophthalmologist faces on a daily basis. It is one of the most frequent causes for patients to visit the ophthalmologist. Dry eye is a progressive disease, so the longer it goes untreated, the worse the symptoms become. Dry eye should also be considered as a risk factor when planning surgery, and it can influence the visual outcome in cataract and refractive surgery.

For sheer treatment purposes, the most common treatment regimen addresses the most frequent reason for dry eye: daily lid margin cleansing for chronic blepharitis, which can be as simple as warm and moist towelettes to a more sophisticated approach using mechanical devices that provide warm pressure to the lids to stimulate lipid flow, such as LipiFlow (TearScience).

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Surfacing on the Web: Dry Eye in Special Populations

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc.

Dry eye can be a debilitating disease, both in terms of patients’ visual acuity as well as their quality of life. The…
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