Dr. Gupta’s blog is designed to cover the latest innovations in ocular surface and MGD diagnosis and treatment from a practical, clinical perspective. Topics will range from dry eye demographics to treatment pearls and workflow tips and tricks, all focusing on real-world implementation of techniques and technologies.

BLOG: Safe, short-term steroid use for dry eye flares

August 13, 2018

Dry eye is chronic and progressive, but one aspect of the disease we sometimes overlook is that it is also episodic. Treatments such as thermal pulsation therapy…

BLOG: Managing the asymptomatic dry eye patient: Tips for every doctor

July 9, 2018

We’ve made so much progress in our knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of dry eye and its most common cause, meibomian gland dysfunction. Today, with all our…

BLOG: Screening kids for meibomian gland dropout

May 18, 2018

In ophthalmology, those of us who treat children often share what we consider surprising anecdotes about kids with meibomian gland dysfunction. Maybe the child spends…

BLOG: 20/happy

May 1, 2017

Yes, 20/happy. That is the goal. We all know the “20/unhappy” patient who tests with 20/20 vision after cataract or LASIK surgery but remains displeased with…

BLOG: Take time to make time

April 24, 2017

It seems like every ophthalmologist’s biggest practice issue is time — there is just not enough of it. We use up this precious resource busy day after busy…

BLOG: Not all MGD is dry eye

April 17, 2017

With so many advertisements about dry eye therapy, most recently including Jennifer Aniston and Marisa Tomei talking about the disease, dry eye talk is everywhere…

BLOG: ‘Dry eye’ isn’t a dirty word

April 10, 2017

There was a time when a diagnosis of dry eye gave clinicians a sort of visceral reaction, possibly best summed up with “ugh.” The negative connotation was…

BLOG: Finding 30 seconds

March 30, 2017

Outside the office, life is filled with activity. I have a physician spouse and two young kids. There is a lot to juggle. At my Duke Eye Center satellite office…