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5 STEPS To Countering Dry Eye In Contact Lens Wearers

And according to reports from top clinicians, these new tools are helping. They say they can more accurately diagnose the cause of dry eye in a given patient, and then make changes or recommendations that increase the chances of successful lens wear. "This is really an exciting time in terms of managing dry eye," says [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|Contact Lense Issues and Management|0 Comments

Allergies and Lens Wear: How to Get the Itch Out

Dr. Hansen, a diplomate and fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, is in private practice in Des Moines, Iowa. Estimates indicate that 20 percent of the general population, or more than 50 million people, suffer from allergic conjunctivitis. This is the primary allergic reaction among other conditions such as seasonal and perennial allergies, vernal [...]

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Dietary Supplement Helps Dry Eye Syndrome

A recent study, conducted by ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, Frank A. Bucci, Jr., showed a correlation between intake of a nutritional supplement known as HydroEye and increased lactoferrin levels. Tear lactoferrin level is a diagnostic tool for dry eye syndrome, with levels below 0.9 mg/ml being indicative of dry eye. In patients with severe tear-deficient [...]

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Contact Lens Highlights From Arvo

Studies presented at this year's Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) could have a significant effect on your everyday contact lens practice. Research explored new theories of dry eye and corneal infiltrates, novel uses for RGPs, the rise in ortho-k interest and the latest on which patients can tolerate extended wear lenses. Here [...]

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Dry Eye Culprits of the Drug World

Many contact lens-related strategies can be considered to help combat these complaints and are often aimed at changing lens materials and lens replacement cycles, switching care systems, adding tear supplements and improving lid hygiene. Although these changes may help the patient's complaints, the root of the problem could be medications prescribed for systemic problems in [...]

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Blink, Don’t Rub

What could be easier than blinking your way to clearer, more comfortable vision? In-eye cleaning/wetting drops have been on the market for several years, yet when I talk to many practitioners, I find confusion and resistance to such products. This hesitation is understandable. Over the past few years we've had a barrage of marketing that [...]

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A New Solution for Cleaning And Disinfecting GP Lenses

This in-office disinfection system seems to strip a lens of deposits after a 30minute soak with no hand polishing or digital cleaning required (although cleaning with a daily cleaner first is recommended) (Figure 1). The system consists of mixing two 5 ml ampules and soaking the lenses for 30 minutes. Ampule A contains sodium hypochlorite, [...]

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Preservative-Free Means Trouble-Free

With the advent of daily disposables, solution sensitivity reactions are less frequent. However, many patients do need to reuse and disinfect their lenses. The toric, aspheric or bifocal design they need may not be available in daily disposables. Your patient may require a thicker lens with lower water content for his or her marginally dry [...]

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Consider Piggyback Lens Systems for Irregular Corneas

Today, they remain the most overlooked and underutilized modality for improving the physical fit and/or comfort of a GP lens. Past attempts with low Dk, dual lens systems frequently resulted in signs and symptoms of corneal edema. However, with high Dk silicone hydrogel lenses and stable high Dk GP materials, the modality has evolved into [...]

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Dry Eye Products

What separates a neuro-ophthalmologist from an ophthalmologist? The answer is: "About an hour"-that is, the time difference spent with the patient. This witticism also reflects the situation when we examine and treat patients with symptomatic ocular surface dryness (or glaucoma). These patients merit a thorough workup, ample patient education, and prescheduled follow up. Four main [...]

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