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Emerging treatment options for meibomian gland dysfunction.
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is one of the most common diseases observed in clinics; it influences a great number of people, and is the leading cause of evaporative dry eye. Given the increased recognition of the importance of MGD, a great amount of attention has been paid to therapies targeting this condition. The traditional treatments of MGD consist of warm compresses and lid hygiene for removing an obstructed meibum,
Jimminy. When's the last time you saw a study with something like that in the title?
Rather long on repetitiveness and short of actual information, this one, but it's kind of comforting to know somebody studying something cares about how drops FEEL.
Bringing comfort to the masses: A novel evaluation of comfort agent solution properties.
Ocular comfort agents are molecules that relieve ocular discomfort by augmenting characteristics of the tear film to
Necrotizing scleritis as a complication of cosmetic eye whitening procedure.
We report necrotizing scleritis as a serious complication of a cosmetic eye whitening procedure that involves the use of intraoperative and postoperative topical mitomycin C.
This is a single case report. A 59-year-old Caucasian male with a history of blepharitis status post uncomplicated LASIK refractive surgery reported chronic conjunctival hyperemia for
Patient ocular conditions and clinical outcomes using a PROSE scleral device.
To determine the type and distribution of ocular conditions cared for in a clinic dedicated to scleral devices and to report the clinical outcomes afforded by this approach.
Fifty-one charts of patients fitted unilaterally or bilaterally with a scleral device (Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem - PROSE) in a two year period were retrospectively reviewed.
Effect of a light-emitting timer device on the blink rate of non-dry eye individuals and dry eye patients.
To evaluate blink rate effects by a novel light-emitting diode (LED) timer device (PISC) on non-dry eye (DE) subjects and DE patients during a reading task on liquid crystal display (LCD) screens, in different environmental conditions.
This was a case-control study that included 15 DE patients and 15 non-DE subjects as controls. Participants had