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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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VIDEO: Allergan looks to have complete platform for glaucoma treatment

February 9, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — At the Glaucoma 360: New Horizons Forum, Aziz Mottiwala, vice president of marketing at Allergan, discusses the company’s “franchise approach” to the…
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Speaker delivers DRCR.net update at Angiogenesis meeting

February 8, 2016
MIAMI — Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD, discussed the newly published and continuing trials of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network at Angiogenesis…

Children with uncorrected hyperopia have deficits in early literacy

February 8, 2016
Researchers found that preschool or kindergarten children with uncorrected hyperopia associated with reduced binocular near visual acuity or reduced near stereoacuity…
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VIDEO: Surgeon recommends iStent device prior to cataract surgery

February 8, 2016
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye, Con Moshegov, MD, discusses how patients can benefit from the Glaukos iStent device before cataract surgery.
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Researchers: Ideal myopia-controlling contacts will target many mechanisms

February 1, 2016
Paul Gifford, PhD, FAAO, and Kate Louise Gifford, BAppSc(Optom) determined through a literature review that contact…
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IOP taken with contact lens sensor correlates with visual field changes

February 4, 2016
Researchers determined that the use of 24-hour IOP measurements obtained via a contact lens sensor were associated with…
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Children with uncorrected hyperopia have deficits in early literacy

February 8, 2016
Researchers found that preschool or kindergarten children with uncorrected hyperopia associated with reduced binocular…
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