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Scott Schachter, OD
Dr. Schachter specializes in ocular surface disease and serves as a Vision Source administrator for central California coast. He serves on the advisory board for Allergan, BlephEx, Sun Pharma, and ScienceBased Health, and he is a speaker for Allergan, Bausch + Lomb, and BioTissue. Dr. Schachter has at his house three dogs, a 100-pound tortoise, an aviary, alpaca, llama, cat, and 12 chickens.
What you need to know about dry eye testing
Dr. Scott Schachter discusses using dry eye testing in your practice to identify dry eye patients.
How ODs can do better with dry eye
Scott Schachter, OD, says there have been a lot of advancements in technology that helps diagnose and treat dry eye, but he says there's still more optometrists can do.
Why the tear film matters
If patients are coming to us for a comprehensive examination, and vision begins at the tear film, why aren’t we routinely and objectively evaluating this critical layer?
Why dry eye means poor vision
There are lots of parameters to choose from when looking for dry eye disease.
Schachter Factor: Evaporative dry eye vs. aqueous tear deficiency
I get to spend a lot of time in OD practices talking about dry eye disease (DED). Many of these practices already do a lot for their dry eye patients, but many seem to fall into one camp or the other.
Identify Sjögren’s patients with Sjö test
Are you providing the highest level of care for your dry eye patients? Testing with all the latest methods, osmolarity, MMP-9, TearScience’s LipiView, to name a few? Treating will a full armamentarium, specialized artificial tears, hot compresses, cyclosporine, steroids, punctual plugs, and more?
Screen younger patients for dry eye
In my practice, we screen patients age 25 and over. This is a relatively arbitrary number, but I wanted to skew younger. We often think of dry eye disease as being an older person’s disease. There are a number of reasons why I decided to look at younger patients.
How to get samples for your patients
In the third installment of the Schachter Factor, Dr. Scott Schachter explains how to get samples for your patients from pharmaceutical reps and how to use them wisely.
Creating a dry eye protocol
In his second installment for his Optometry Times blog, The Schachter Factor, Dr. Scott Schachter discusses his protocol for diagnosing and treating dry eye patients in his practice.
How to create a dry eye center
In this video, Dr. Scott Schachter discusses creating a dry eye center.