In the Journals

Smartphone app helps identify symptomatic dry eye risk factors

December 6, 2019
A smartphone app’s crowdfunded research helped identify dry eye and its risk factors, according to a study. The DryEyeRhythm app, available in…


BLOG: A new level of patient cost accounting

December 6, 2019
You will never hear me say that I’ve heard everything as an eye doctor. As in, “now I’ve heard everything.” Not from me…


BLOG: The biggest problem with collagen cross-linking

December 5, 2019
The biggest problem with collagen cross-linking for keratoconus is that we are not doing enough of it. Depending on how you measure it, the…


Is there any truth to the idea of ‘no rub, no cone?’

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
The “no rub, no cone” theory states that excessive eye rubbing is a necessary ingredient in the genesis of keratoconus, which is…

Heat application device offers another option for MGD treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
Understanding of dry eye has improved dramatically, and we have come to appreciate that optimizing the ocular surface and ensuring the health of the…

Lindstrom's Perspective

Evidence seems to favor epithelium-on for future of cross-linking

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The debate over epithelium-on vs. epithelium-off collagen cross-linking for keratoconus and post-corneal refractive surgery ectasia is, in my…

Cover Story

Advances in epi-on techniques may establish new gold standard in corneal cross-linking

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
In the lively debate over the protocols for corneal collagen cross-linking, epithelium-on techniques have a special place. A transepithelial…

Reproxalap demonstrates positive phase 3 results for dry eye

December 3, 2019
Topical ocular reproxalap improved ocular dryness more than vehicle in the first part of a phase 3 trial, Aldeyra Therapeutics announced in a press…

In the Journals

Adolescents should be monitored for dry eye, meibomian gland dropout

December 2, 2019
Clinicians may see dry eye in some adolescents and should monitor their meibomian glands for dropout and other signs of meibomian gland dysfunction…

In the Journals

Ground-level ozone exposure increases dry eye discomfort

November 27, 2019
In patients with dry eye disease, there was an increase in ocular discomfort and a decrease in tear secretion following short-term exposure to…

Q&A: The rise of esports and its effect on vision

November 26, 2019
Esports is quickly becoming one of the most popular global pastimes to play and watch, with its estimated audience already surpassing that of Major…

Varenicline nasal spray shows positive phase 1 results

November 26, 2019
OC-01, a varenicline nasal spray for the treatment of ocular surface diseases, was safe and well tolerated in a phase 1 study, Oyster Point Pharma…

Meeting News

Oxervate heals corneal lesions in neurotrophic keratopathy

November 26, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Oxervate was well-tolerated and effective at reducing corneal lesions among patients with neurotrophic keratopathy, according…

Meeting News

CLS-TA improves inflammation in anterior uveitis

November 22, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients with anterior uveitis treated with suprachoroidal corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide achieved resolution of…

Aerie expands into dry eye space with acquisition of Avizorex

November 20, 2019
Aerie Pharmaceuticals has acquired the Spanish ophthalmic pharmaceutical company Avizorex Pharma, which is developing dry eye disease treatments…

Meeting News

Prevymis may be alternative to Valcyte for CMV-associated uveitis

November 20, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Prevymis safely resolved inflammation among patients with cytomegalovirus-associated uveitis, according to a presentation at…

Meeting News

Waring Medal awarded to Hamed Hatami-Marbini at OSN New York

November 18, 2019
NEW YORK — The 2019 Waring Medal was awarded to Hamed Hatami-Marbini, PhD, for his study on the influence of microstructure on the stiffening…

The Dry Eye

Wet cheekbones: Is it time to move away from eye drops?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
There is this really cool “meeting before the meeting” that occurs on the Thursday of ASCRS and AAO week each year. The Ophthalmology…

Meeting News

Neurostimulation reduces ocular pain, dryness

November 18, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO —Noninvasive internasal neurostimulation with TrueTear increased tear volume as well as reduced ocular dryness and pain intensity…

BLOG: The rhythm method in dry eye care

November 14, 2019
Got your attention with that headline, didn’t I? Actually, there really is something called “DryEyeRhythm.” It’s not a new…