Marguerite McDonald, MD, FACS

The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

BeMyEyes.com wants volunteers

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2019
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS
BeMyEyes.com is an incredible app that allows an international group of volunteers — speaking dozens of languages — to help blind and…
The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

Serious adverse events possible if children accidentally ingest OTC eye drops, nasal sprays

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2019
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS
We tend to think of over-the-counter products such as eye drops and nasal sprays as safe, without any potential for harm. This is not the case; the…
The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

Eye care moving toward multidose preservative free bottles for medications, tears

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2019
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS
There has been a trend over the past few years to move toward multidose preservative-free, or MDPF, bottles for prescription medications and…
The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

Understanding topical ophthalmic drug delivery: How much gets in?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2019
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS
In understanding how much of an artificial tear or a prescription eye drop actually reaches its target tissue, it is helpful to appreciate the…
The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

Topical recombinant human nerve growth factor an innovation in ocular surface disease treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2018
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS
On Aug. 22, the FDA approved Oxervate, the first drug for the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis; it is produced by the Italian pharmaceutical…
The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

Can neurostimulation really help dry eye patients?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2018
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS
TrueTear, officially launched just months ago at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, is the first-ever neurostimulation…
The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

Is it the dry eye or the cataract that is making the patient unhappy?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2018
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD; Perry W. Fumuso, MS, MBA
Let’s face it: Old patients get cataracts, and old patients get dry eye. This is especially true of women, patients with diabetes and those on…
The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

Trehalose: A novel treatment for dry eye

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2018
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS; Perry W. Fumuso, BS, MBA
As ophthalmologists and clinical scientists, we continually search for new approaches to the treatment of dry eye; we have learned that prescription…
The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

Counseling our dry eye patients: How to enhance compliance with lifitegrast or cyclosporine

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2018
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS; Perry W. Fumuso, MBA
All of us use an algorithm that guides our dry eye treatment regimen. Mine is basically a combination of the TFOS DEWS II algorithm and the…
The Ocular Surface with Marguerite McDonald

Psychometric exam valuable in evaluation of dry eye patients

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2018
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS
There are several reasons why it is advantageous to use a psychometric exam to evaluate dry eyes: Some practices have patients fill out the…