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: Alcon, er, Novartis takes out Shire

May 10, 2019

For those of you keeping score at home, make this one a win for White the prognosticator. In my annual September column on anti-inflammatory meds in dry eye disease, my…

BLOG: A way to look at leadership

May 2, 2019

Twice a year I travel for my day job to a large trade show dedicated to a combination of continuing education and commerce. Part of what I do when I am attending these…

BLOG: Dissecting DREAM Part 4: Why all the fuss?

April 25, 2019

Boy, has there been a lot of noise about the DREAM study, or what?! I mean, come ON! We’re talking about fish oil here. Not some life-saving treatment that took…

BLOG: Dissecting DREAM, part 3: Wanted: an effective placebo

April 17, 2019

Placebo: a substance or treatment of no intended therapeutic value. It can be made to resemble an active treatment or substance so that it functions as a control in…

BLOG: Dissecting DREAM, part 2: Masked, prospective chaos

April 3, 2019

DREAM has been touted in numerous press releases as a randomized, controlled, masked prospective trial to investigate whether fish oil is effective in treating the…

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"…