Clinicians should discuss smoking cessation and the benefits of diet and exercise with patients to maximize ocular surface functioning.
Understanding the role of tear cytokines and neuromodulators as biomarkers of chronic ocular pain may assist clinicians with treatment strategies.
Tobacco use is not significantly associated with immediate changes in tear meniscus height or visual acuity.
The rapid treatment results may prove particularly advantageous for patients with severe dry eye or those undergoing refractive or cataract surgery.
In-person demonstrations as well as written and verbal instructions are key to patients’ management of meibomian gland dysfunction, a study explains.
Clinicians treating SJS should consider the need to assess meibomian gland structural and functional parameters.
Regular ocular surface assessments are essential for patients with Graves Disease, even without the clinical manifestations accompanying orbitopathy.
The lid warming therapy devices offer patients with meibomian gland dysfunction similar results at 1 month.
Aqueous deficiency and tear meniscus height also show a good association with friction-related disease, but to a lesser extent than MGD and meibomian gland dropout rate.
Female sex was the only variable that showed significant association with DED symptoms, a study shows.
Clinicians in primary care offices or facilities without a biomicroscope may eventually be able to analyze caspase-1 levels as a means to screen for ocular surface damage.
Clinicians may consider including meibography as a part of routine examination in CL wearers, a study suggests.
Clinicians may wish to consider educating dry eye patients on the potential benefits of increased sleep and danger of increased screen time.
Researchers observe no significant associations between ocular surface disease index scores and age, sex, mental illness, or PROSE device diameter, wear time, or extent of wear, according to a report.
Meibomian gland visibility can be assessed in an objective and repeatable way, according to a report.
Clinicians may consider educating patients on the importance of nutrition and supplementation as a means of managing dry eye symptoms.
Physical activity, such as jogging, can promote tear secretion and tear film stability, a study shows.
Clinicians may wish to recommend appropriate artificial tears for contact lens wearers to ensure continuation of their use.
Researchers suspect psychiatric distress caused by the pandemic is a factor in deteriorating accommodation in emerging presbyopia.
Meibomian gland dysfunction can worsen when drops containing preservatives are used, according to a study.