Beyond Dry Eye: A Practical Guide to Proactively Managing the Tear Film

Beyond Dry Eye: A Practical Guide to Proactively Managing the Tear Film

This activity is produced by SLACK Incorporated and sponsored by TearScience, Inc. Participating physicians are paid consultants of TearScience, Inc.

Introduction and Faculty

In ophthalmology, patients increasingly expect perfect visual outcomes after ocular surgery, but an unhealthy tear film can negatively impact surgical results. It is imperative, therefore, to preoperatively diagnose and treat meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), one of the most common eye diseases, before patients undergo ocular surgery. MGD is the first etiology that physicians must address because healthy meibomian glands are key to ocular surface health.

This roundtable discussion highlights the importance of treating MGD before ocular surgery to improve patient outcomes. Faculty members discuss the implications of ignoring the tear film, benefits of evaluating patients for MGD, treating MGD with LipiFlow (TearScience), implementation of available technology, overall patient experience and clinical pearls.

I would like to thank the faculty members for their participation and TearScience, Inc., for sponsoring this Ocular Surgery News supplement.

Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Chief Medical Editor
Ocular Surgery News

 

Moderator

Edward J. Holland, MD, is the director of cornea services at Cincinnati Eye Institute, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati and a member of the Ocular Surgery News Editorial Board. Dr. Holland is a paid consultant for TearScience.

 

Faculty

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, is partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island in New York, clinical professor of ophthalmology at New York University Langone Medical Center and a member of the Ocular Surgery News Editorial Board. Dr. Donnenfeld is a paid consultant for TearScience.

 

 

Preeya K. Gupta, MD, is a corneal specialist at Duke Eye Center, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and a member of the Ocular Surgery News Editorial Board. Dr. Gupta is a paid consultant for TearScience.

 

 

Terry Kim, MD, is a corneal specialist at Duke Eye Center, professor of ophthalmology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and a member of the Ocular Surgery News Editorial Board. Dr. Kim is a paid consultant for TearScience.

 

 

Stephen S. Lane, MD, is a surgeon at Associated Eye Care and adjunct clinical professor in the department of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. Lane is a paid consultant for TearScience.

 

 

Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, is the founder and attending surgeon of Minnesota Eye Consultants, adjunct clinical professor emeritus in the department of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and Chief Medical Editor of Ocular Surgery News. Dr. Lindstrom is a paid consultant for TearScience.

 

 

Elizabeth Yeu, MD, is a partner at Virginia Eye Consultants, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and Ocular Surgery News Section Editor for cornea/external disease. Dr. Yeu is a paid consultant for TearScience.

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