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: 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…

BLOG: Don't use aged urine drops for dry eye

March 2, 2018

Sometimes these things just write themselves ... Dry eye disease is a really tough disease if you have it. It can be tough to treat, too. We prescribe expensive…

BLOG: LipiFlow increases contact lens wearing time

January 23, 2018

How many times have you found yourself examining a contact lens wearer who expresses surprise that she is “all of a sudden” having trouble wearing her…

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…