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: 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…

BLOG: Lumify gets the red out — finally

May 24, 2018

Breaking news from the folks at Bausch + Lomb: Lumify has cracked the code to safely bring the most famous tagline in all of eye care to reality. That’s right…

BLOG: AzaSite: AWOL again

May 14, 2018

Man, I’m thinking it’s time for an intervention. Or some kind of therapy. You know, “Hi, I’m Darrell, and I prescribe AzaSite.” Something…

BLOG: White flags fly over SkyVision: Surrendering to the power of PBM

April 27, 2018

What I learned at ASCRS ... Once upon a time, the only thing you had to offer your dry eye disease patient was a simple, largely ineffective artificial tear and your…

BLOG: Contact lens intolerance: The canary in the dry eye coal mine

April 12, 2018

It’s been roughly 30 years since I last fit a contact lens of any type. With any luck, I’ll make it at least 30 more. Like most anterior segment specialists…

BLOG: CPAP and dry eye: A unique situation

March 13, 2018

Have you ever had one of your technicians literally skip into the hallway looking for you? I just did. Lenora’s feet barely touched the ground as she came around…