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Publication Exclusive — Unsung heroes of dry eye care: Technicians make or break a dry eye clinic

Publication Exclusive — Unsung heroes of dry eye care: Technicians make or break a dry eye clinic
July 29, 2016

The other day I was hanging around “Sky Bar,” the tech station at SkyVision. Do you have kids? When I am quietly standing there, I am kind of like the parent driving the school carpool: After a short while you become one with the furniture, and the kids talk around you as if you were not even there. My technician teammates were chatting about dry eye patients at the time. This is not all that unusual, in that at least one-third of our patients are active dry eye patients. You can learn a lot about what it is like to care for dry eye by listening to your technicians because at the end of the day it is your technicians who are teaching your patients about their dry eye.

Why don’t you join me for a little bit and let’s listen in to the conversation?

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VIDEO: Double pass retinal imaging as a supplementary tool for measuring DED

July 29, 2016
At Kiawah Eye, Ashley Brundrett, MD, presents results from a study evaluating the use of double pass retinal imaging to analyze visual acuity and tear film instability…

Xiidra first FDA-approved drug for signs and symptoms of dry eye disease

July 28, 2016
The FDA approved Xiidra for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adult patients on July 11. Manufactured by Shire, Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic…
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Eyes with severe ocular surface disease at risk for KPro-related melt complications

July 26, 2016
Patients with severe ocular surface disease who underwent implantation of a Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis had a greater risk of developing corneal melts, leaks and…
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Macular carotenoids can have positive effects on visual function

July 19, 2016
Researchers found that in subjects free of retinal disease and with low macular pigment, supplementation with a…
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Latanoprostene bunod reduces IOP, ocular hypertension

July 20, 2016
BOSTON – Once daily latanoprostene bunod 0.024%, taken in the evening, reduced IOP in subjects with open angle…
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Optometry's Meeting 2016

Optometry's Meeting 2016

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Study: Perimetry detects progression before photography in eyes with field loss

July 21, 2016
Progression in the visual field was detected first, more than four times as often as progression in the optic disc, in…
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Publication Exclusive — Unsung heroes of dry eye care: Technicians make or break a dry eye clinic

July 29, 2016
The other day I was hanging around “Sky Bar,” the tech station at SkyVision. Do you have kids? When I am quietly standing there, I am…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Double pass retinal imaging as a supplementary tool for measuring DED

July 29, 2016
At Kiawah Eye, Ashley Brundrett, MD, presents results from a study evaluating the use of double pass retinal imaging to analyze visual acuity and…

Xiidra first FDA-approved drug for signs and symptoms of dry eye disease

July 28, 2016
The FDA approved Xiidra for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adult patients on July 11. Manufactured by Shire, Xiidra…

In the Journals

Eyes with severe ocular surface disease at risk for KPro-related melt complications

July 26, 2016
Patients with severe ocular surface disease who underwent implantation of a Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis had a greater risk of developing corneal…

In the Journals

Epi-on CXL effective for advanced keratoconus, researchers say

July 25, 2016
Researchers determined that epithelium-on corneal collagen crosslinking is a satisfactory treatment for patients with advanced keratoconus, according…

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VIDEO: Evaluating causes, clinical course of subperiosteal orbitial hematomas

July 22, 2016
At Kiawah Eye, Lisa Vogel, MD, shares results on a study evaluating the causes and clinical course of subperiosteal orbital hematomas.

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VIDEO: Indications, benefits of amniotic membrane transplantation

July 21, 2016
At Kiawah Eye, Charlene M. Grice, MD, talks about the advantages and disadvantages of amniotic membrane transplantation.

Publication Exclusive: Intraocular antibiotic prophylaxis in best interests of patients

July 20, 2016
During my residency and fellowship training in the 1970s, the two most dreaded complications of cataract surgery were expulsive choroidal hemorrhage…

Allergan submits application to FDA for Oculeve intranasal tear neurostimulator

July 18, 2016
Allergan has filed a de novo application to the FDA for the Oculeve intranasal tear neurostimulator, according to a company press release. The…

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VIDEO: Speaker gives an overview of anterior scleritis

July 16, 2016
At Hawaiian Eye, Nisha Acharya, MD, MS, discusses the diagnosis and management of anterior scleritis.

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