This is a duplicate of my Dry Eye Digest blogspot blog - to see the full archives back to 2005, please click on that link.
We all know it... just a matter of doing it... e.g.
1) Turn off the A/C and ceiling fans OR put on your MCs
2) Get off the computer
3) Consider audio books
4) Get off the computer
5) Put on your moisture chambers when you go outside
6) Get off the computer
The dry eye disease activity log study.
Prolonged visually stressful activities aggravate dry eye disease (DED). The duration spent on such activities and their relationship
I appreciate that we donít want to go overboard pushing more consumer products, BUT, canít we at least ditch the bleeping baby shampoo already? Why would we want soap of any kind in our eyes when our tear film is so unstable anyway?
How to promote and preserve eyelid health.
Disorders of the lacrimal functional unit are common in ophthalmological practice, with meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, and dry eye forming a significant part of
Tear Osmolarity and Dry Eye Symptoms in Women Using Oral Contraception and Contact Lenses.
PURPOSE:: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship among oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use, contact lens wear, and dry eye signs and symptoms in healthy young women.
METHODS:: Fifty-two women using OCPs and 45 women not using any form of hormonal contraception were enrolled. Medical, menstrual, and contact lens histories were obtained and dry eye symptoms assessed
Tear film osmolarity in patients treated for glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
To evaluate tear film osmolarity in patients treated with intraocular pressure-lowering medications.
Forty patients treated for glaucoma or ocular hypertension (OHT) were consecutively recruited for the study. Each patient was asked to complete an evaluation of ocular surface disease symptoms, the Ocular Surface Disease Index, and underwent a complete evaluation of the ocular
This is one of those studies where just reading the title makes me go "Ahhhh" as I feel muscles relaxing:
Scleral Contact Lenses as an Alternative to Tarsorrhaphy for the Long-Term Management of Combined Exposure and Neurotrophic Keratopathy.
...especially since I've been noticing this year, to my horror, that tarsorrhaphy seems to be coming back into vogue. My emphases below:
PURPOSE:: Most ophthalmologists are unaware of the therapeutic applications