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The state of dry eye care, part 1

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2017
Darrell E. White, MD
Back in the Dark Ages, you know, like 1999 or so, dry eye disease was considered the crabgrass that grows on the lawn of eye care. Ophthalmology…
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Better patient education equals better patient care

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2017
Darrell E. White, MD
In December 2003, I needed surgery on both wrists for carpal tunnel syndrome. As it turns out, this is fairly common among microsurgeons such as…
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Dry eye disease in the surgical patient

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2017
Darrell E. White, MD
“If you diagnose dry eye before you operate, it is your patient’s problem. If you diagnose it postoperatively, it is your
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Artificial tears are the gateway to dry eye diagnosis

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2017
Darrell E. White, MD
Did you know that you can accurately identify a majority of the patients in your practice who suffer from dry eye disease with a single, simple…
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Pediatric dry eye disease: The next generation dry eye patient is already here

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2017
Darrell E. White, MD
When you think about dry eye, whether or not you treat dry eye, there is a certain image that jumps to mind. For some of you, it is the classic image…
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Tiny thoughtlets to ring in the New Year

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 25, 2016
Darrell E. White, MD
The holiday lights have all been extinguished. Across the country Christmas trees once abloom with tinsel adorn the sidewalks. Windows lit just…
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Musings on pterodactyl eggs and dry eye

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2016
Darrell E. White, MD
What if we are wrong about the cause of dry eye disease? It is not very likely, I know, but what if we are? What if inflammation is not the primary…
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Corneal basement membrane dystrophy: Dry eye disease’s sticky wicket

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2016
Darrell E. White, MD
Our severe dry eye disease archetype, “Linda Blair,” has come to your office with her eyes aflame and her head a-spinning. She has…
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Xiidra takes the stage: Keenly anticipated medicine available to treat dry eye disease

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2016
Darrell E. White, MD
Well, Labor Day has come and gone, so I guess it is time for my annual September lifitegrast — now Xiidra — column. After what seemed…
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‘They’ said: Your patient listens to anyone and everyone

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2016
Darrell E. White, MD
The best dry eye disease care occurs after a systematic evaluation of each individual’s particular set of symptoms, exam signs and…