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VIDEO: DREAM study demonstrates Prokera Slim eases dry eye disease in severe cases

May 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery here, Marguerite M. McDonald, MD, discusses her presentation of the DREAM study, which showed self-retained amniotic membrane, Prokera Slim from Bio-Tissue, greatly reduced DEWS scores in patients with severe dry eye.

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Study finds corneal cross-linking more cost-effective than PKP

May 19, 2017
Microsimulation model analysis found that corneal cross-linking is cost-effective compared with conventional management with penetrating keratoplasty to treat…
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ARMOR study: Antibiotic resistance high among staphylococci

May 18, 2017
BALTIMORE – Researchers found high levels of antibiotic resistance among staphylococci, along with many isolates demonstrating multidrug resistance, in preliminary…
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VIDEO: Diet and supplements can augment treatment for dry eye disease

May 18, 2017
LOS ANGELES – At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting here, Laura M. Periman, MD, discusses “foundational medicine,” the…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 3

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numerous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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TearScience introduces disposable activator for LipiFlow system

May 5, 2017
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VIDEO: Compromised lid seal may be found in significant dry eye cases

May 8, 2017
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VIDEO: DREAM study demonstrates Prokera Slim eases dry eye disease in severe cases

May 20, 2017
LOS ANGELES ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery here, Marguerite M. McDonald, MD,

In the Journals

Study finds corneal cross-linking more cost-effective than PKP

May 19, 2017
Microsimulation model analysis found that corneal cross-linking is cost-effective compared with conventional management with penetrating keratoplasty…

Meeting News

ARMOR study: Antibiotic resistance high among staphylococci

May 18, 2017
BALTIMORE – Researchers found high levels of antibiotic resistance among staphylococci, along with many isolates demonstrating multidrug…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Diet and supplements can augment treatment for dry eye disease

May 18, 2017
LOS ANGELES – At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting here, Laura M. Periman, MD, discusses “foundational…

PCON Reports

Dry eye is a chronic disease that may begin in childhood

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2017
Blepharitis is one of the few diseases that lasts a lifetime, James M. Rynerson, MD, told Primary Care Optometry News. “We wouldn’t…

From The Editor

Get back to the basics with dry eye

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2017
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
Prior to its airing, I had heard a radio spot for the recent NFL draft. Boasting full coverage of the first round, the spot encouraged listeners to…

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Myopia, dry eye, macular degeneration are linked to digital device use

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2017
Thomas Aller, OD, FBCLA
The first personal computers hit the market in the early 1980s and have become an inescapable part of modern life – inescapable that is, until…

In the Journals

Lid massage has no effect on corneal topography

May 15, 2017
Gentle eyelid massage following the application of warm compresses for the treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction does not cause corneal molding or…

BLOG: How do androgen and estrogen affect dry eye? (part 2)

May 12, 2017
Last month we learned how androgen and (to a lesser extent) estrogen levels can influence dry eye. specifically, how a decrease in systemic androgen…

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Cell-based approaches advancing to meet challenges of corneal regeneration

May 12, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Tissue engineering-based therapy holds great promise for the future of corneal regeneration and reconstruction. “Replacing…

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