A study shows the link between ocular surface dryness and air conditioning, pollution, watching television, and surgery.
Children with a genetic autoinflammatory disorder experienced meibomian gland loss, but little conjunctival cell change.
A subjective survey shows high patient satisfaction with the approach.
A study finds potential biomarkers for meibomian gland dysfunction diagnosis and objective grading.
Despite prior suspicion, the review shows no link between dry eye disease and antidepressants or antihypertensives.
Sandra Lora Cremers, MD, Alina Dumitrescu, MD, and optometric educator Neeraj K. Singh, BSOptom, speculate about the damage done from more than a year of online education, and how eye care professionals can offer aid.
Patients with gout displayed tear function changes in objective and subjective assessments, compared with control individuals.
Patients demonstrated improvements in tear film lipid layer, non-invasive tear breakup time, and meibum gland characteristics.
Researchers found masking can decrease noninvasive tear film breakup time.
Patients who used the self-administered therapy reported using fewer artificial tears.
The study also identified 9 key metabolites that may be useful in the development of Sjögren syndrome therapeutics.
Researchers compared keratographic measurements with clinical measurements in patients who participated in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management study.
Meibomian gland dysfunction is twice as likely in patients with keratoconus; and more common in later stages of the disorder.
SPEED questionnaire scores were significantly reduced after patients were treated using the system.
The study suggests that patients with dry eye symptoms who have systemic immune disorders have at least 2 “activated” dendritic cells in the central cornea.
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While ocular symptoms and signs were mostly unchanged in these participants, researchers say gut microbiome manipulation may yet play a role in immune-mediated dry eye treatment.
A study says the protocol could help cataract patients adopt presbyopic implants.
Low-level laser therapy, with or without intense pulse light therapy, showed improvements without adverse events.
Eyes that received the graft showed improvements in tear break up time and Schirmer scores.