The need to treat before referring Treating dry eye and ocular surface disease BEFORE cataract and corneal surgeries to maximize the potential for the best visual outcome— what an easy concept! Before referring a patient for any refractive surgery, it...
I love to focus on the fundamentals of ocular disease For many OD’s and their families, children, and patients, it’s back to school time. It is a unique time to get back to mainstream daily activities and re-focus on the fundamentals...
DEWSII With the recent release of DEWSII (Dry Eye Workshop Report), many journals are publishing articles about the report and what it means to optometry and patient care. While DEWSII offers several new, valid recommendations, does it influence how many...
Ok, I'll admit it, I am the bad guy You have read my articles supporting this or that drop, contact lens, the latest device and the newest therapy. You look at me skeptically and ask yourself "Why should I care?...
Some background I am Vin T. Dang and I once suffered from dry eyes. When I attended SCCO, I learned I had long been suffering from dry eyes. I participated in the research studies of Dr. Jerry Paugh, and took...
It must be that time of year or is it? The question “does dry eye have a season?” is often posed. The answer is “yes” and “no.”  The seasonality of dry eye disease is driven in large part by environmental and pharmacological changes. Patients...
New bottle designs for eye drops Preservative-free eye drops have been the go-to choice for patients with ocular surface disease for the fact they contain less irritating ingredients. Unfortunately, the small size of the individual vials makes the vials hard...
Dry eye redefined I get it, and I want to share with you why I am so excited that dry eye has been redefined. You might be perplexed over my excitement in a new “definition,” yes it might seem irrelevant...
Dry Eye Disease Patient Surveys Utilizing a patient intake form has become standard in many of our practices; asking for patients' medical health history, ocular health history, family history as well as daily use of medications. The addition of an...
What's new in dry eye is that people are taking notice! If I had a dime for every time I was asked “what’s new in dry eye,” I’d be sitting on quite a lot of money right now.  The biggest...

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