Kenneth A. Beckman, MD, FACS Director of Corneal Surgery at Comprehensive Eyecare of Central Ohio Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Dr Beckman was compensated by Alcon for his participation in this blog post. As many as 1 in 3 ophthalmic patients report at least one symptom of dry […]
Longitudinal Examination of Frequency of and Risk Factors for Severe Dry Eye Symptoms in US Veterans.
[optinlocker]Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that affects millions of individuals. Many cross-sectional studies have evaluated risk factors for dry eye severity, but few have assessed risk factors or symptom progression over time. This study assessed symptoms and risk factors after 1 year. Click here to learn more:[/optinlocker]
A lot of people ask me how to start a focus on dry eye in their practice—but the reality is, if you are practicing as a primary care optometrist, you may already have the beginnings of a thriving dry eye specialization. In the latest installment of Dry Eye Coach, I interviewed noted dry eye […]
[optinlocker]This study evaluated sleep and mood disorders in women aged 30-69 with dry eye disease (DED) and was the first to describe DED as a possible contributory factor to sleep disorders in women in midlife. Click here to learn the conclusions of the study:[/optinlocker]
The classical thinking in categorizing dry eye patients according to the underlying etiology suggests that patients may be suffering either because of a lack of quality in their tears or a decreased number of tears. More recently, though, we have come to appreciate dry eye as a continuum, and while evaporative or aqueous deficient elements […]