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Demodex: Small Mite, Big Deal

When speaking to the average clinician, you will find that opinions vary as to how prevalent Demodex is in every day practice and how invasive it is to the ocular surface. Demodex was first identified in 1841: Demodex folliculorum (0.3-0.4mm) is the larger of the two mites that affect the skin. It is more prevalent … Continue reading Demodex: Small Mite, Big Deal

When treating meibomian gland (MGD) is critical

Patients deserve the best vision from cataract surgery – this requires a quality tear film and the most stable measurements So, you are seeing a patient complaining of dry eye issues and after staining the eye with fluorescein there is extensive diffuse punctate corneal staining (Figure #1) present on the ocular surface. The patient reports … Continue reading When treating meibomian gland (MGD) is critical

The Importance of Treating Dry Eye Before Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is very results oriented and with that comes high expectations from patients in terms of outcomes and improvement in vision. Due to this, we tend to place much emphasis on pre-operative decisions such as the type of IOL to use. However we need to place equal importance on looking at the ocular surface … Continue reading The Importance of Treating Dry Eye Before Cataract Surgery

Therapeutic Focus: Stimulate Meibomian Glands

In-home device targets meibomian gland dysfunction/stasis and blepharitis The “Therapeutic Focus” column presents an optometrist’s firsthand experiences with a new therapy, via answers to questions posed by Optometric Management. Please describe NuLids: How does it work? NuLids, from NuSight Medical, is a doctor-prescribed, at-home daily treatment for dry eye disease (DED), specifically meibomian gland dysfunction. … Continue reading Therapeutic Focus: Stimulate Meibomian Glands

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