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Substance P: Dry eye and allergy’s mixed signal or missing link?Inflammation may lead to heightened peripheral sensitization and stimulation through a developing concept in which neuroimmune cross-talk causes the confounding interplay of both signs and symptoms in dry eye and allergic disease.
Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social media
Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social mediaI thought I would share what I learned about obtaining digitally accessible drugs, and what drugs are commonly obtained over the Internet.
8 tips to make the most of your event experience
8 tips to make the most of your event experienceHere’s my advice on making the absolute most out of every event.
AOA looks to help ODs hit by Hurricane Harvey
AOA looks to help ODs hit by Hurricane HarveyAs Hurricane Harvey continues to pound southeastern Texas and eyes Louisiana, the American Optometric Association (AOA) asks optometrists to join in helping ODs and optometry students affected by the storm.
Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patients
Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patientsA poor ocular surface is a common condition in glaucoma patients due to the incidence of dry eye, age, and use of benzalkonium chloride (BAK). Poor compliance with glaucoma therapy can result. Use of point-of-care testing can help identify patients with a poor ocular surface and drive treatment decisions. Treatment options, including surgical, are discussed.
Using neurostimulation to treat dry eye
Using neurostimulation to treat dry eyeNeurostimulation could be the “next big thing” in dry eye disease (DED). A new neurostimulation device called TrueTear (Allergan) is a patient-directed, non-pharmacologic option.
Building trust with patients builds the practice
Building trust with patients builds the practiceCreating a positive first impression is more than a significant factor during our patients’ first contact with our practices, which is almost always via a telephone call. During the initial conversation, our soon-to-be patients are faced with a fundamental decision—are they comfortable with what they perceive as our practices’ personality? Is it a good fit?
Smart home technology creates independence for patients with disabilitiesThe smart home market is expected to reach $121.73 billion by 2022.3 With these speculations, even stores like Home Depot now have a separate smart home device section. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be over 26 billion connected devices.
Q&A: Darryl Glover, OD: Cofounder of Defocus Media grew up in the Triangle area, Raleigh-Durham, NC. I spent time in Orlando, came back to North Carolina for college and for optometry school I went to Pennsylvania School of Optometry in Philadelphia.
Twitter reacts to eclipse with ‘my eyes hurt’ trending
Twitter reacts to eclipse with ‘my eyes hurt’ trendingA quick look at Twitter shows that many eclipse viewers are now complaining of ocular pain after taking a peek without proper eye protection. See what people are saying on Twitter after the eclipse!