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Thinking "outside the eye" may be just what the doctor ordered “Think outside the box” became a popular catchphrase meaning to think of a new, innovative concept. Now, eye doctors are “thinking outside the eye” by treating patients with dry eye...
A 45-year-old female patient presented as a walk-in to our clinic with the chief complaint a swollen and painful right eye. She reported dizziness but denied diplopia, fever, and history of any trauma. She stated that her symptoms had...
The prevalence of glaucoma and ocular surface disease A large number of my glaucoma patients express to me that their eyes are red, burn, feel irritated, and their vision fluctuates throughout the day. They wish there was a way to...
Fall has arrived! As the summer comes to a close unofficially this weekend, it’s the beginning of the fall allergy season around the United States. In my neck of the woods in Connecticut, the leaves are changing already and the...
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...
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