Darrell White

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Wet cheekbones: Is it time to move away from eye drops?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
There is this really cool “meeting before the meeting” that occurs on the Thursday of ASCRS and AAO week each year. The Ophthalmology…
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Are we underdiagnosing allergy?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
Whether you are speaking at or listening to a CME lecture or a sponsored dinner program, the number of dry eye disease patients in the U.S. is given…
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Annual anti-inflammatory review

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
Summer is over. Sunrise comes later, sunset too early to celebrate. Only the empty nesters can be found on the beaches of Cape Cod. Like so many…
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Artificial tears are important: why and how to use them

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
Once upon a time in Ozthalmology, the yellow brick road to treatment was lined by nothing but bottles of artificial tears and — yikes —…
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The dry eye suggestion box

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
My brother is a very funny man. Our family has vacationed in the same spot on Cape Cod for more than 25 years. We do the same thing on the same day…
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Enter the whales, part 2

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
In my fanciful sea of dry eye care, the story line begins with Poseidon — Dr. Michael Lemp — and is carried forward by powerful sharks…
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Enter the whales, part 1

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
Apropos of nothing, there is a torrential downpour outside my window as I sit down to write this column. It always seems to rain when I write about…
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Pharma reps: aggravation or asset?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
What is up with all the chest-thumping bravado about refusing to spend any time with sales reps? Social media resounds with all manner of derring-do…
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On the horizon and over the rainbow

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
Every time I think about “new and improved,” I think back to two of the biggest busts in the history of consumer goods, New Coke and New…
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Dry eye, depression and LASIK: Serious thoughts about a serious issue

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
In the fall of 2018, there were two tragic suicides that were publicly linked to dry eye disease and LASIK. There are roughly 60,000 eye doctors in…