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 […]
In this video, Dr. Melissa Barnett explains how to prepare dry eye for contact lenses, with a focus on regular cornea patients.
Ocular surface comfort and contact lens success depend on many factors, and a fully functional tear film is an important contributor to clinical outcomes. An often forgotten element of ocular surface health is a balanced diet that includes essential fatty acids. Learn more here:
The typical Western diet is out of balance at about 20:1 as compared with the 1:1 natural balance of omega-6, or inflammatory fatty acid, to omega-3 or anti-inflammatory fatty acid. This imbalance creates adverse health issues, such as arthritis, obesity and cardiovascular disease, and it can also result in dry eye disease. Find out more […]