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Scott Hauswirth, OD, FAAO
Understanding the role of inflammation in dry eye
Understanding the role of inflammation in dry eye
Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board members Leslie E. O’Dell. OD, FAAO, and Scott Hauswirth, OD, FAAO, discuss their recent lecture on inflammation and the role it plays in ocular surface diseases at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, DC.
Diagnosing and treating Sjögren's syndrome
Diagnosing and treating Sjögren's syndrome
Sjögren’s syndrome is underdiagnosed and seriously impacts the ocular surface and quality of life and places the patient at risk for multisystem involvement. Optometry’s role in identification, diagnosis and collaborative long-term management is an important one. Earlier attention to symptoms leading to diagnosis and collaboration with other health professionals will ensure better quality of life for our patients.
Diagnosing Demodex
Minimizing Demodex mite populations on the lids contribute toward a pro-inflammatory environment of the lids. Eliminating parasitic overpopulation in the lids and lashes decreases inflammation and provides a healthier environment for the ocular surface to function at its best.
VIDEO: Diagnosing Demodex
In the second of our video series on Demodex, Dr. Scott Hauswirth explains how to diagnose this tiny critter.