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: Economic reality hits the dry eye world

January 10, 2018

While most of the dry eye community is still buried up to its eyelashes in the DEWS II report (400 pages!), the world of economics and markets acknowledged a tectonic…

BLOG: Conflicts of interest in medicine

December 6, 2017

Lots and lots of talk of late, on Twitter of all places, about “conflicts of interest,” or COI, in medicine. To be sure, no one agrees on just what it is…

BLOG: A self-experiment with TrueTear

November 7, 2017

As I noted in "The dry eye doc with dry eye," I have had a symptomatic dry eye for decades. It first reared its head in high school. As a hard contact lens wearer, my…

BLOG: Dry eye slam poetry, or how I met your lawyer

October 26, 2017

OK. Let me see if I have this straight. Big breath annnnd ... Allergan gets sued by generic drug makers Mylan and Teva in Texas so it donates its Restasis patents to a…

BLOG: Pigs fly! Akorn begins AzaSite support

September 29, 2017

This is Phil Shuman reporting from LA , where lions have just been seen lying down with lambs. Totally…

BLOG: Pharma patent wars: Brilliant tactics; terrible optics

September 12, 2017

Whether or not you know it, or care to acknowledge it, a global war between the makers of branded drugs and generics has been going on for decades. In return for the…

BLOG: Big pharma shuffles the dry eye deck

September 7, 2017

One of my personal goals for this blog has been to raise awareness of the machinations of the eye care industry among my professional colleagues. Sometimes that entails…

BLOG: We need a name for TrueTear use

August 22, 2017

OK. You just unpacked your brand new, ultra clean and cool TrueTear unit. It’s fully charged and ready to use. You’ve loaded up your silicone gel tip, turned…

BLOG: J&J takes out TearScience

August 4, 2017

It was only a matter of time, really. Well, the when but also the who. Not gonna lie, I’m a bit surprised that it’s J&J to be honest. With its big push…

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…