The ocular surface is a remarkable system. When it functions properly, an adequate quantity and quality of tears help the eye remain unnoticed by the person as the lids spread the tears across the surface, allowing light to enter the eye through a smooth refractive surface. And on this normal functioning ocular surface, contact lenses provide a remarkable option for vision correction. But, ...
Spring always comes with the good—warm weather and outdoor activities—and the bad—ocular allergies. Our offices see a noticeable uptick in complaints of itchy, watery, red eyes and an inability to wear contact lenses comfortably, if at all.
Although it’s estimated that roughly 20% of patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis will develop herpes stromal keratitis (HSK), I’d estimate 50% of HSV patients referred to our cornea clinic from ODs have HSK. This suggests we are more comfortable identifying and treating dendritic keratitis than we are with HSK. And it’s not surprising, given ...
It’s a fast-paced world, for sure. Health care is advancing daily, and we—and our patients—continue to enjoy the fruits of researchers’ labors. Recently, investigators presented a full year’s worth of findings at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO) meeting, held in Baltimore. Don’t you ...
We love our contact lenses. They improve our vision and looks while also helping us win on the athletic field. But we also hate our contact lenses, especially when they cause ocular irritation. Successful contact lens wear is multifactorial, and one of the leading factors is lens wettability. Research shows a dysfunctional tear film is associated with complaints of ocular discomfort and ...
Perhaps no corneal condition is more vexing than recurrent corneal erosion (RCE). While the causes vary, the treatment options have remained virtually unchanged for quite some time, at least until recently. Today, amniotic membranes have gained popularity as an alternate treatment for RCE.
This simple alternative provides added benefits.
Their presence could play an important role in diagnosing and treating herpetic disease.
Suspected amoebic infection plus fungal superinfection—in a diabetes patient, no less.
Here are a few tricks you can use when battling scleral lens fogging.
New treatment options for postoperative care of cataract surgery are minimizing the need for ophthalmic eye drops.
Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.
Gas permeable lenses are an effective option for overcoming refractive surgery complications.
Here’s an in-depth look at the wide range of options now available.
These practice pearls aid in myopia management, including avoiding onset and slowing progression in patients of all ages.
Don’t let misconceptions stop you from using this treatment modality that can provide a huge benefit to patients with myopia.
Learning to recognize the processes that govern corneal health and function will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of pathologies and their treatments.
Treatment plans for pediatric patients with keratoconus may get an upgrade soon with this newly approved technology.
More patients than you might think can benefit from this contact lens modality.
One day, genetic testing and gene therapy may help patients avoid corneal disease altogether.
From infancy to adolescence, contact lenses prove a viable and beneficial treatment option for a range of conditions.
Corneal Collagen Crosslinking | Meibomian Gland dysfunction | Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
Toric lenses can expand myopia management to include patients with astigmatism.
This graft patient showed suture fragments on follow-up. Is it a cause for concern?