Pros and cons of available MGD treatments December 20, 2016By Clare Halleran ODWith the majority of treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription, focusing on tear supplements and the increase of the natural tear, there may not have been a shift in focus or thinking by most practitioners.
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It’s about ocular health, not salesContact lenses are medical devices. I can write it again and again. These are not commodities. Hackathon series puts focus on digital eye care January 23, 2017By Thomas A. Wong ODSince the start of the 21st century, technology has revolutionized how we care for our glaucoma, retina, contact lens, low vision, and refractive surgery patients. However, the primary care eye exam has remained relatively unchanged. Differentiating ocular allergy January 24, 2017By Len V. Koh OD PhDOn the surface, eyecare providers may not fully appreciate the prevalence and complexity of ocular allergy and its clinical management; we learn that it is a relatively simple disease defined by ocular itch. OD education must keep up with industry changesAt this moment, optometric leaders are seemingly wedged between fighting against online refractions and spectacles and fighting for “follow the money/ophthalmologic care.” How to combat vernal keratoconjunctivitisIt is a precarious position considering the desire to find the perfect remedy— yet with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC), there is no magic bullet. Connecting allergy and osmolarityThe major type 1 immunologic hypersensitivity reaction involving the conjunctiva is commonly referred to as allergic conjunctivitis. Combating dry eye with punctal plugsRecently, much discussion has taken place within the dry eye community regarding the role of punctal plugs in the treatment of dry eye. Ocular surface disease limits surgical optionsPrepare your patient by assessing and treating the ocular surface