Darrell E. White, MD, is the founder of Skyvision Centers in Ohio. His blog for Ocular Surgery News will focus on issues related to dry eye disease.

BLOG: CVS stands down in Walmart pharmacy battle

March 6, 2019

Remember part 1 of my series on why our medicines are so expensive for our patients? If you take the “way back machine” to the days before pharmacy benefit…

BLOG: MGD heats up: J&J lowers LipiFlow cost

February 18, 2019

Some 5 years after I first made the suggestion, the new owners of the TearScience suite of meibomian gland dysfunction treatments — LipiView, LipiScan, LipiFlow…

BLOG: HHS takes aim at PBMs

February 11, 2019

In the Aug. 25 “The Dry Eye” follow-up to my “Follow the Money” series on how drugs are priced in the marketplace, I noted that HHS announced a…

BLOG: New Year non-surprise price increases

January 30, 2019

Happy New Year to all of you out there in Dry Eye Disease Land! Anybody notice the association between champagne consumption and DED? In a very small study done in the…

BLOG: Dissecting DREAM, part 1: Real-world dry eye care

January 28, 2019

“If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.” Every mom, ever. DREAM was the topic of my January "The Dry Eye"…

BLOG: This stuff can kill ya – avoiding older ‘get the red out’ eye drops

November 6, 2018

For decades, eye doctors like me have been telling our patients not to use eye drops like Visine, Murine or Clear Eyes. These and other OTC medications have been used to…

BLOG: Fast treatment of preop DED

October 18, 2018

Once again fall brought me to New York City and Dr. Lindstrom’s annual meeting, OSN New York. You were there, right? My task was to help cataract surgeons prepare…

BLOG: Dry eye pain points

October 8, 2018

Dry eye is a painful disease. Everything about it hurts. Your patient’s eyes hurt. Your staff is in pain because of all of the preauthorization nonsense they have…

BLOG: Cequa sees the sun: A branded cyclosporine A joins the fray

August 21, 2018

And just like that, we have two. Two non-preserved cyclosporine A drops for dry eye disease, that is. Last week Sun announced that its version received premarket…

BLOG: Whither the Shire eye care business?*

July 30, 2018

Did you see the news about Shire? The Japanese pharma giant Takeda made an offer to buy Shire and the Shire board accepted it a few weeks ago. It is highly unlikely that…