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: A new level of patient cost accounting

December 6, 2019

You will never hear me say that I’ve heard everything as an eye doctor. As in, “now I’ve heard everything.” Not from me. Uh-uh. Just today in the…

BLOG: The rhythm method in dry eye care

November 14, 2019

Got your attention with that headline, didn’t I? Actually, there really is something called “DryEyeRhythm.” It’s not a new dance move but an…

BLOG: Cequa enters, stage left — let the cyclosporine battles begin

October 29, 2019

Ladieeeees annnnnd gentlemen, in this corner (points to the right), the reigning champion, RESTASIS! And to my left, from the spunky upstart Sun Pharmaceuticals, the…

BLOG: All the cool kids have a J-code

September 4, 2019

Ophthalmologist No. 1: Hey! Did you hear that Dextenza got a J-code? Ophthalmologist No. 2: Wow! That’s terrific news.

BLOG: Why samples matter

August 26, 2019

Becky Sauerbrunn would rule the prescribing world if she was as good at setting priorities for big pharma as she was at winning 50/50 balls. You’re familiar with…

BLOG: Amazon PillPack: A solution to price gouging?

July 16, 2019

Cruising along Interstate 77, employing my Google-Fu and doing background research for a patent application (I’m a scientist! Who knew?!), I had an epiphany about…

BLOG: Allergan answers the market

July 1, 2019

What in heavens is happening in eye care pharma? Allergan was just sold to one-trick pony AbbVie, maker of Humira, in the same 12-month period that Shire’s eye…

BLOG: Is fluorometholone the magic mucin medicine?

June 25, 2019

Well now, what have we here? For years DED docs have lamented the absence of a medication that in some way improves the mucin part of tears. There has been lots of…

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…