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Punctal Plugs Manage Dry Eye with Patient’s Natural Tears

March 20, 2024 For almost half a century, lacrimal occlusion with punctal or canalicular plugs have been used to treat dry eye disease.1 The primary indications for punctal plugs are moderate to severe aqueous deficiency

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Lifestyle Modifications Improve Dry Eyes in Aging Patients

February 23, 2024 It has been well established that as we age, the risk of dry eye disease increases. Although we can’t alter the inevitability of aging, there are modifiable risk factors within our control,

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When Dry Eye Connects to a Systemic Etiology

January 23, 2024 When a patient has dry eye, dry mouth, and arthritis, it is important to evaluate for autoimmune disease. This includes Sjögren’s syndrome, a persistent autoimmune systemic disease involving the entire body that

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Understanding Corneal Neuropathic Pain

December 20, 2023 When a patient complains about burning, dryness, and ocular pain, we often expect to see clinical signs that correlate. However, what happens when a patient has significant subjective complaints but the eye

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Diagnosing and Treating Neurotrophic Keratitis

November 21, 2023 We presume that patients will inform us about their dry eye symptoms when they experience them. However, there are instances where patients may report only blurry vision as a symptom, despite having

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A Diagnosis and New Treatment for Dry Eye Disease

October 30, 2023 Over the past several years, we have seen many advances in the treatment of dry eye disease. While all these advances are wonderful for our patients, it can sometimes leave clinicians asking,

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How Lifestyle Impacts Dry Eye Disease

October 3, 2023 Many patients ask if there are modifications in their day-to-day activities that can help alleviate dry eye symptoms. While we have known for some time that lifestyle can impact the severity of

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Amniotic Membranes Are Highly Effective for Ocular Surface Disease

September 12, 2023 Since ocular surface disease is more prevalent as we age, it’s important to understand the different therapeutic options to treat this condition. One highly effective treatment is the use of amniotic membranes.

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More ZZZs Can Mean Less Dry Eye Disease

August 17, 2023 We are all aware of the importance of sleep and how it affects daily life, including dry eye disease (DED). A substantial 40% of American adults get fewer than seven hours of


How Nutrition Impacts Dry Eye

June 20, 2023 Given that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, the timeless wisdom of the adage “you are what you eat” remains as relevant today as ever.1

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Dry Eye Impacts Everyday Life

April 28, 2023 Although ocular surface disease may appear to be merely a bothersome condition rather than a vision-threatening eye disease, there are several reasons why it is crucial to immediately start treating your patients

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