Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Dry Eye

What your patient might ask you…

LipiFlow is too expensive, are there any other options? Sure, let's talk about iLux. Alcon just showcased this new device at SECO. What is it? It's a handheld device (FDA...

Avenova might get a run for its money.

Bruder Healthcare has launched their Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Solution, a 0.2% pure hypochlorous acid solution that's safe for daily, long-term use. No prescription is required to...

What your patient might ask you…

How common is dry eye? Very. A new study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology found the annual dry eye disease prevalence rate tripled from 2005 to 2012. The study...

What your patient might ask you…

Which is better for my dry eye, plugs or tears? A new review published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology examined 10 different studies involving punctal plugs....

Contact lens wear and the meibomian glands.

A new study investigated the impact of soft contact lens wear on the meibomian glands (MG). The study details. The authors examined 174 eyes of current contact lens...

Botox, not just for wrinkles.

A new study suggests it may also help dry eye. The research team did a retrospective chart review of 76 patients who received Botox to treat their...

What your patient might ask you…

Does vitamin D help my dry eye? A new study published in Eye & Contact Lens found a link between vitamin D deficiency and dry eye. The study...

What your patient might ask you…

Can you really kill someone with Visine? I've never tried but a woman admitted to killing her husband by poisoning him with Visine. How exactly? Visine contains tetrahydrozoline which is...

New FDA approval: OXERVATE.

Oxervate was approved on August 22nd for the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis. Refresh me on neurotrophic keratitis. Patients with neurotrophic keratitis have decreased corneal sensitivity, epithelial breakdown,...

And then there were three.

We've got a new dry eye med to prescribe. The FDA just approved Cequa ("see-qwa"), a prescription eye drop indicated to increase tear production in patients...

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