In addition to treating corneal irregularities, the scleral lens’s tear reservoir may also effectively relieve dry eye.
New breakthroughs in OTC drops, anti-inflammatory therapies and nutrition may help practitioners better treat recalcitrant dry eye.
Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.
A new Lotemax gel will soon offer easier patient handling, a lower preservative concentration and a more compatible pH level.
Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic technology now give us better tools to treat ocular surface disease than ever before.
Open communication with your patients can help to alleviate complications surrounding dry eye and contact lenses, such as dropouts.
Anionic phospholipids can enhance lipid layer thickness and help patients find relief from dry eye.
Retaine MGD is the first available cationic emulsion technology on the market.
In only two years, we have already gained a more refined understanding of meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye.
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By increasing tear film stability, we can better treat conditions like dry eye.
Dry eye symptoms in contact lens wearing patients can present in several ways. Fortunately, there are also several ways to uniquely treat each presentation.
When traditional treatment options don’t work, androgen therapy may be one option.
Learn how to combine OTC tear agents to manage dry eye symptoms in your contact lens patients.
For contact lens wearers who suffer from dry eye, punctual occlusion can offer immediate comfort.
As dry eye remains a persistent problem, practitioners need to review the medications that may cause dry eye symptoms.
One practitioner provides an overview of the dry eye and contact lenses sections of the annual meeting.
As eye care practitioners, it is vital to be able to properly diagnose and manage ocular surface disease in our contact lens patients in order to retain our patients and to reduce contact lens dropout.
Although a frequently seen problem, dry eye is often a challenging clinical issue to identify and diagnose, because it presents differently in each patient.
Contact lens success is comprehensive. It includes good vision and lens comfort—patient education on proper wearing habits is just as critical. It also means careful evaluation for various “silent” causes of contact lens dropouts—like dry eyes, allergies, issues with compliance and choosing the right modality/material combination. These issues must be ...
For a successful contact lens wearing experience, the health of the tear film and ocular surface that will support the contact lens needs to be balanced with the lens design, material and care systems that are created to care for the lenses.
With reports suggesting that over half of
our contact lens wearing population complains of dryness and discomfort,
how do we resolve these issues and ensure comfortable lens wear for our
Contrary to what patients report in the exam room, a recent survey shows
more than 50% of current contact lens wearers complain of contact lens
dryness. Since more than half of our current contact lens wearers
will likely drop out of lens wear over comfort issues, it is important
to increase patient communication to pinpoint problems early.
When not managed appropriately, underlying ocular surface disease can erode a contact lens practice relatively quickly. When contact lenses come into play, this presents an additional obstacle in maintaining a robust tear film.