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https://youtu.be/s3Mvjx5C5gQ Dr. Art Epstein is a dry eye specialist. He was listed by Optometric Management as among the most influential doctors in optometry. Dr. Epstein lectures across the country on a variety of optometric topics.
Dry Eye Disease is defined by The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society Dry Eye Workshop II (TFOS DEWS II) as ‘‘a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and...
With a majority of people being quarantined in their homes screen time has increased dramatically for work, school or gaming/viewing platforms. The coronavirus pandemic has halted all major sporting events with the biggest of them all being the Olympics...
This is a phrase I always keep in the back of my mind when a dry eye evaluation is starring me in the face. I am sure by now all of us have read the DEWS II study from...
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...
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