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New definition of dry eye disease recognizes its multifactorial nature

July 25, 2017

The TFOS DEWS II membership acknowledged the need to recognize the multifactorial nature of dry eye disease, which has led to a refined definition of the disease, wherein loss of homeostasis of the tear film is the central pathophysiological concept.

A survey of TFOS DEWS II members in late 2015 asked whether the original DEWS definition of dry eye disease should be changed. Of those who responded to the survey, 77% agreed the definition needed to be updated.

Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium to focus on leadership

July 25, 2017
The annual Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium will take place in San Diego from Aug. 10 to 13 with a restructured format, new content and more networking…

Cenegermin eye drops approved in Europe for neurotrophic keratitis

July 24, 2017
Cenegermin eye drops received marketing authorization from the European Commission for the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis. This is the first biotechnological…

BLOG: Timing is ... what?

July 24, 2017
The landscape is littered with the carcasses of doctor-patient relationships that didn’t survive a post-LASIK dry eye “surprise.” I have been beating…
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Clinical Science

Causes of Decentration After Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, September 2010, Volume 41 Issue 5
To determine important factors causing decentration after laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK). A total of…
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Ocular Surface Disorders: A Renewed Focus on New Treatments

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Conditions that alter the production, composition or distribution of the preocular tear film may result in symptoms or…
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VIDEO: Comprehensive cornea panel discussion

June 1, 2017
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