• Low vision patients not routinely tested for dry eye disease despite high risk

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Results from a retrospective chart review on dry eye disease and low vision showed low vision patients are at risk for dry eye disease, but low numbers of dry eye disease tests are performed in low vision eye exams.
    Researchers published the findings in Optometry and Vision Science.
    “With the use of visual aids in low vision patients more likely to be increasingly digital in the future, coupled with the need for sustained gaze and the current age demographics, low vision patients may be more at risk for an altered tear film leading to dry eye disease,” Etty Bitton, OD, MSc, FAAO, of
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  • TearCare system relieves dry eye disease symptoms, improves meibomian glands

    TearCare system relieves dry eye disease symptoms, improves meibomian glands

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Patients reported major improvements to their dry eye disease symptoms and better functioning meibomian glands after receiving treatment with the TearCare system, according to a study published in Optometry and Vision Science.
    “The dry eye disease that results from meibomian gland disease can ultimately lead to adverse effects on an individual's quality of life, both in everyday activities and in productivity in work,” Thomas Chester, OD, from the Cleveland Eye Clinic wrote. “Finding an adequate treatment to alleviate patient signs and symptoms is vital to caring for those
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