May 2014


Controlling the Ocular Immune Response

We must strive to limit its untoward effects without undermining its essential role in protection and healing.

It's Time to Bring Sjögren’s out of the Shadows

This autoimmune disease can go undiagnosed for years. By working closely with other health care providers, we may be able to detect it in its earliest stages.


Corneal Consult

Stemming the Tide

Much can be done to keep conjunctival tissue from breaching the cornea in patients with limbal stem cell disease. Here’s the latest thinking.

Derail Dropouts

Patch It Up

Providing specialized care to patients presenting with corneal insults can hasten their return to comfortable contact lens care.

Lens Care Insights

Wash Away Your Old Hygiene Strategy

Early impressions of a new eyelid cleansing option to help keep your patients’ eyes clean and microbe-free.

My Perspective

LCSD—It May Be The Lenses

We must be on the lookout for limbal stem cell deficiency early in its course, especially in contact lens wearers, to avoid the need for surgical intervention.


A Balanced Dry Eye Diet

Can vitamin D combat dry eye symptoms?

A New Treatment for Allergic Conjunctivitis?

Tacrolimus eye drops may be effective in treating allergic conjunctivitis.

In Brief

Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.

Out of the Box

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Understanding who your real competitors are—and perhaps even working in cooperation with them—will dramatically improve your contact lens practice.

Pharma Science & Practice

The Source of the Irritation

Updated information from SCUT and a new in-office diagnostic test may help us provide better treatment options for many patients.

The GP Experts

Surveyor of the Surface

Corneal topographers are great diagnostic tools for contact lens specialists—if you know how to use them. Here are several key points.