Dry Eye Coach https://dryeyecoach.com/ Welcome to Dry Eye Coach, the ultimate ocular surface disease information hub for doctors. We offer curated, how-to and why-to videos and articles all contributed by opinion leaders you know and trust. Join us online, though social media or iTunes! Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:31:31 +0000 en-US © 2017 Dry Eye Coach The Ultimate Dry Eye Occular Learning Hub Whitney Hauser & Contributors Whitney Hauser & Contributors dryeyecoach@gmail.com Welcome to Dry Eye Coach, the ultimate ocular surface disease information hub for doctors. We offer curated, how-to and why-to videos and articles all contributed by opinion leaders you know and trust. Join us online, though social media or iTunes! Welcome to Dry Eye Coach, the ultimate ocular surface disease information hub for doctors. We offer curated, how-to and why-to videos and articles all contributed by opinion leaders you know and trust. Join us online, though social media or iTunes! Dry Eye Coach dryeyecoach@gmail.com clean No https://dryeyecoach.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Dry-Eye-Coach-Podcast-NEW.jpg Dry Eye Coach https://dryeyecoach.com/ https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Dr. Whitney Hauser – Can You Dabble in Dry Eye? https://dryeyecoach.com/podcast/dr-whitney-hauser-can-you-dabble-in-dry-eye/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:39:54 +0000 whitney https://dryeyecoach.com/?post_type=podcast&p=11837 Dry Eye

Whitney Hauser, OD, says that doctors don’t need to invest in expensive technologies to start diagnosing and treating patients with dry eye symptoms. As doctors become more familiar with it and assess their community’s need, they can scale up.

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Whitney Hauser, OD, says that doctors don’t need to invest in expensive technologies to start diagnosing and treating patients with dry eye symptoms. As doctors become more familiar with it and assess their community’s need, they can scale up.

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Whitney Hauser, OD, says that doctors don’t need to invest in expensive technologies to start diagnosing and treating patients with dry eye symptoms. As doctors become more familiar with it and assess their community’s need, they can scale up.

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Pioneering expert Neel R. Desai, MD discuss his views on dry eye’s present and future https://dryeyecoach.com/podcast/pioneering-expert-neel-r-desai-md-discuss-his-views-on-dry-eyes-present-and-future/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 22:51:04 +0000 whitney https://dryeyecoach.com/?post_type=podcast&p=11702 Dry Eye

 

 

 

At the Dry Eye Coach Podcast, we recently sat down with pioneering expert Neel R. Desai, MD, to discuss his views on dry eye’s present and future. Dr. Desai is the Director of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery at the Eye Institute of West Florida, Founder and Director of the Dry Eye Center of Excellence, and Medical Director of Alliance Eye Bank and Institute for Transplant Research.

 

Listen to the full conversation with Dr. Desai, previewed here in an excerpt about combining LipiFlow and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, an approach that Dr. Desai has studied in depth.

 

Dr. Hauser: You mentioned that you treat dry eye aggressively, with a focus on its underlying causes. If that includes IPL, a lot of practitioners wonder if you the treatment area includes facial telangiectasias as well as the eye area.

 

Dr. Desai: My treatment zone for IPL (M22 Optima IPL, Lumenis) is from lateral campus to lateral campus, including the bridge of the nose. Based on the education we do, we have a very high level of patient acceptance for IPL. And it works. We see very few non-responders who are too far-gone in terms of gland atrophy.

 

While I’m treating the eye area, I also treat telangiectasias in the cheeks and chin. Patients love it. After treatment, they notice that not only are their dry eye symptoms getting better, but their skin looks rejuvenated as well. It’s a value-added service.

 

Dr. Hauser: Do you combine IPL with additional treatments or is it a standalone?

 

Dr. Desai: It’s a patient-to-patient decision. We’ve developed an internal protocol for a combination of LipiFlow (Johnson & Johnson Vision) and IPL based on the response I’ve observed from this approach. The typical protocol for IPL alone is four treatments, 2 to 4 weeks apart, followed by maintenance treatments at 4 months, gradually increasing in duration to once per year. Patients usually begin to notice results after the third or fourth treatment.

 

When we combine IPL with LipiFlow – IPL immediately after the first LipiFlow – patients typically notice a benefit after one or two treatments. LipiFlow does such a good job of unclogging the glands, and then the IPL works on the source of the inflammation and the clogged glands. Patients certainly need fewer maintenance treatments for both, spaced at greater intervals.

 

Dr. Hauser: I couldn’t agree with you more. I think a lot of our colleagues are either in the obstruction camp or the inflammation camp, and they don’t necessarily combine those two processes together. In reality, they’re very intermingled. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. If you can evacuate the gland and sort of hit the reset button with LipiFlow, and then you go forward with IPL, you’re addressing both.

 

Dr. Desai: I have patients call months ahead of their scheduled maintenance treatment to schedule their appointments for IPL or LipiFlow, which is also typically repeated once per year. That tells me everything I need to know about efficacy and value. When patients are paying out of pocket, and they’re doing so voluntarily and early, I know that they see it working. The results are worth every penny that it costs them out of pocket.

 

 

 

 

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At the Dry Eye Coach Podcast, we recently sat down with pioneering expert Neel R. Desai, MD, to discuss his views on dry eye’s present and future. Dr. Desai is the Director of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery at the Eye Institute of West Florida, Founder and Director of the Dry Eye Center of Excellence, and Medical Director of Alliance Eye Bank and Institute for Transplant Research.

 

Listen to the full conversation with Dr. Desai, previewed here in an excerpt about combining LipiFlow and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, an approach that Dr. Desai has studied in depth.

 

Dr. Hauser: You mentioned that you treat dry eye aggressively, with a focus on its underlying causes. If that includes IPL, a lot of practitioners wonder if you the treatment area includes facial telangiectasias as well as the eye area.

 

Dr. Desai: My treatment zone for IPL (M22 Optima IPL, Lumenis) is from lateral campus to lateral campus, including the bridge of the nose. Based on the education we do, we have a very high level of patient acceptance for IPL. And it works. We see very few non-responders who are too far-gone in terms of gland atrophy.

 

While I’m treating the eye area, I also treat telangiectasias in the cheeks and chin. Patients love it. After treatment, they notice that not only are their dry eye symptoms getting better, but their skin looks rejuvenated as well. It’s a value-added service.

 

Dr. Hauser: Do you combine IPL with additional treatments or is it a standalone?

 

Dr. Desai: It’s a patient-to-patient decision. We’ve developed an internal protocol for a combination of LipiFlow (Johnson & Johnson Vision) and IPL based on the response I’ve observed from this approach. The typical protocol for IPL alone is four treatments, 2 to 4 weeks apart, followed by maintenance treatments at 4 months, gradually increasing in duration to once per year. Patients usually begin to notice results after the third or fourth treatment.

 

When we combine IPL with LipiFlow – IPL immediately after the first LipiFlow – patients typically notice a benefit after one or two treatments. LipiFlow does such a good job of unclogging the glands, and then the IPL works on the source of the inflammation and the clogged glands. Patients certainly need fewer maintenance treatments for both, spaced at greater intervals.

 

Dr. Hauser: I couldn’t agree with you more. I think a lot of our colleagues are either in the obstruction camp or the inflammation camp, and they don’t necessarily combine those two processes together. In reality, they’re very intermingled. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. If you can evacuate the gland and sort of hit the reset button with LipiFlow, and then you go forward with IPL, you’re addressing both.

 

Dr. Desai: I have patients call months ahead of their scheduled maintenance treatment to schedule their appointments for IPL or LipiFlow, which is also typically repeated once per year. That tells me everything I need to know about efficacy and ]]>

 

 

 

At the Dry Eye Coach Podcast, we recently sat down with pioneering expert Neel R. Desai, MD, to discuss his views on dry eye’s present and future. Dr. Desai is the Director of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery at the Eye Institute of West Florida, Founder and Director of the Dry Eye Center of Excellence, and Medical Director of Alliance Eye Bank and Institute for Transplant Research.

 

Listen to the full conversation with Dr. Desai, previewed here in an excerpt about combining LipiFlow and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, an approach that Dr. Desai has studied in depth.

 

Dr. Hauser: You mentioned that you treat dry eye aggressively, with a focus on its underlying causes. If that includes IPL, a lot of practitioners wonder if you the treatment area includes facial telangiectasias as well as the eye area.

 

Dr. Desai: My treatment zone for IPL (M22 Optima IPL, Lumenis) is from lateral campus to lateral campus, including the bridge of the nose. Based on the education we do, we have a very high level of patient acceptance for IPL. And it works. We see very few non-responders who are too far-gone in terms of gland atrophy.

 

While I’m treating the eye area, I also treat telangiectasias in the cheeks and chin. Patients love it. After treatment, they notice that not only are their dry eye symptoms getting better, but their skin looks rejuvenated as well. It’s a value-added service.

 

Dr. Hauser: Do you combine IPL with additional treatments or is it a standalone?

 

Dr. Desai: It’s a patient-to-patient decision. We’ve developed an internal protocol for a combination of LipiFlow (Johnson & Johnson Vision) and IPL based on the response I’ve observed from this approach. The typical protocol for IPL alone is four treatments, 2 to 4 weeks apart, followed by maintenance treatments at 4 months, gradually increasing in duration to once per year. Patients usually begin to notice results after the third or fourth treatment.

 

When we combine IPL with LipiFlow – IPL immediately after the first LipiFlow – patients typically notice a benefit after one or two treatments. LipiFlow does such a good job of unclogging the glands, and then the IPL works on the source of the inflammation and the clogged glands. Patients certainly need fewer maintenance treatments for both, spaced at greater intervals.

 

Dr. Hauser: I couldn’t agree with you more. I think a lot of our colleagues are either in the obstruction camp or the inflammation camp, and they don’t necessarily combine those two processes together. In reality, they’re very intermingled. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. If you can evacuate the gland and sort of hit the reset button with LipiFlow, and then you go forward with IPL, you’re addressing both.

 

Dr. Desai: I have patients call months ahead of their scheduled maintenance treatment to schedule their appointments for IPL or LipiFlow, which is also typically repeated once per year. That tells me everything I need to know about efficacy and ]]> clean No no no 36:06 whitney Dr. Caroline Blackie talks about how LipiFlow became a “game changer” in dry eye disease management. https://dryeyecoach.com/podcast/dr-caroline-blackie-talks-about-how-lipiflow-became-a-game-changer-in-dry-eye-disease-management/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:27:19 +0000 whitney https://dryeyecoach.com/?post_type=podcast&p=11684 Dry Eye

She discusses where ocular surface disease has been historically and where it’s headed in the future. Listen as this dedicated clinician and researcher talks about her passion for dry eye and why you should share her enthusiasm.

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She discusses where ocular surface disease has been historically and where it’s headed in the future. Listen as this dedicated clinician and researcher talks about her passion for dry eye and why you should share her enthusiasm.

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She discusses where ocular surface disease has been historically and where it’s headed in the future. Listen as this dedicated clinician and researcher talks about her passion for dry eye and why you should share her enthusiasm.

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Dr. Hauser discusses new technology that can help treat patients. https://dryeyecoach.com/podcast/dr-hauser-discusses-new-technology-that-can-help-treat-patients/ Wed, 16 May 2018 19:23:28 +0000 whitney https://dryeyecoach.com/?post_type=podcast&p=10919 Dry Eye

 

Whitney Hauser, OD, has built a very visible brand as the Dry Eye Coach. With a website, podcasts, and sizable following on social media, she is building a platform that can help promote new treatments and fellow eye care providers. In this podcast, Dr. Hauser discusses new technology that can help treat patients. But she also shares how social media can help build and maintain a practice.

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Whitney Hauser, OD, has built a very visible brand as the Dry Eye Coach. With a website, podcasts, and sizable following on social media, she is building a platform that can help promote new treatments and fellow eye care providers. In this podcast, Dr. Hauser discusses new technology that can help treat patients. But she also shares how social media can help build and maintain a practice.

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Whitney Hauser, OD, has built a very visible brand as the Dry Eye Coach. With a website, podcasts, and sizable following on social media, she is building a platform that can help promote new treatments and fellow eye care providers. In this podcast, Dr. Hauser discusses new technology that can help treat patients. But she also shares how social media can help build and maintain a practice.

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Zac Denning Lends Perspective to the DREAM Study Results https://dryeyecoach.com/podcast/zac-denning-lends-perspective-to-the-dream-study-results/ Sun, 29 Apr 2018 19:11:54 +0000 whitney https://dryeyecoach.com/?post_type=podcast&p=10903 Dry Eye

Zac Denning, Product Science Specialist at Science Based Health, lends his perspective on the results of the DREAM study.  The study has sparked some controversy in the eye care community.  Listen to what Zac thinks some of the takeaways are for practitioners.

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Zac Denning, Product Science Specialist at Science Based Health, lends his perspective on the results of the DREAM study.  The study has sparked some controversy in the eye care community.  Listen to what Zac thinks some of the takeaways are for practitioners.

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Zac Denning, Product Science Specialist at Science Based Health, lends his perspective on the results of the DREAM study.  The study has sparked some controversy in the eye care community.  Listen to what Zac thinks some of the takeaways are for practitioners.

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The Inventors Series – Dr. Donald Korb talks about where MGD began and the direction diagnosis and treatment are moving https://dryeyecoach.com/podcast/dr-donald-korb-talks-about-where-mgd-began-and-the-direction-diagnosis-and-treatment-are-moving/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 03:41:54 +0000 whitney https://dryeyecoach.com/?post_type=podcast&p=10768 Dry Eye

Dr. Donald Korb, a pioneer in meibomian gland dysfunction research, talks about where MGD began and the direction diagnosis and treatment are moving.  Listen to the expertbehind innovations like including well known oil based dry eye drops and LipifFlow and LipiViewto better understand why and how to treat dry eye disease.  Dr. Korb believes it may be easier than many doctors think.

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Dr. Donald Korb, a pioneer in meibomian gland dysfunction research, talks about where MGD began and the direction diagnosis and treatment are moving.  Listen to the expertbehind innovations like including well known oil based dry eye drops and LipifFlow and LipiViewto better understand why and how to treat dry eye disease.  Dr. Korb believes it may be easier than many doctors think.

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Dr. Donald Korb, a pioneer in meibomian gland dysfunction research, talks about where MGD began and the direction diagnosis and treatment are moving.  Listen to the expertbehind innovations like including well known oil based dry eye drops and LipifFlow and LipiViewto better understand why and how to treat dry eye disease.  Dr. Korb believes it may be easier than many doctors think.

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The Inventors Series – Dr. Scheffer Tseng of TissueTech discusses how stem cells and cryopreserved amniotic membranes evolved into clinically applicable therapies used today. https://dryeyecoach.com/podcast/dr-scheffer-tseng-talks-about-some-innovators-in-ocular-surface-disease-management/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 03:39:31 +0000 whitney https://dryeyecoach.com/?post_type=podcast&p=10766 Dry Eye

Dr. Scheffer Tseng of TissueTech discusses how stem cells and cryopreserved amniotic membranes evolved into clinically applicable therapies used today.

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Dr. Scheffer Tseng of TissueTech discusses how stem cells and cryopreserved amniotic membranes evolved into clinically applicable therapies used today.

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Dr. Scheffer Tseng of TissueTech discusses how stem cells and cryopreserved amniotic membranes evolved into clinically applicable therapies used today.

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Dr. Paul Karpecki Explains How Amniotic Membranes Fit into Clinical Practice https://dryeyecoach.com/podcast/dr-paul-karpecki-explains-the-how-amniotic-membranes-fit-into-clinical-practice/ Sat, 27 Jan 2018 20:55:16 +0000 whitney https://dryeyecoach.com/?post_type=podcast&p=10695 Dry Eye

Dr. Paul Karpecki Explains How Amniotic Membranes Fit into Clinical Practice

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Dr. Paul Karpecki Explains How Amniotic Membranes Fit into Clinical Practice

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Dr. Paul Karpecki Explains How Amniotic Membranes Fit into Clinical Practice

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