BLOG: Turning results into action: InflammaDry vs. Tear Osmolarity
How’s it going for you with the InflammaDry? We have used it routinely in our dry eye clinic since shortly before the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting.
Essentially, anyone who would have a Tear Osmolarity (TearLab) test performed is also getting an InflammaDry (Rapid Pathogen Screening) test. We are trying to determine several very important things — namely, who should be tested, and what do the results mean? Here’s what we have come up with so far.
Darrell E. White
The InflammaDry gives us complimentary, but not duplicative, information when mated with Tear Osmolarity. We are still parsing the data, but it appears we are receiving enough actionable information from both positive and negative results that we do not feel it is time to start paring down our protocol. For the time being, we will continue to do both tests whenever our protocol calls for Tear Osmolarity.
Click here to read the full blog entry by Darrell E. White, MD, founder of Skyvision Centers in Ohio.