Opinion: When steroids are not the answer

Here’s the thing many people don’t realise - dry eye is almost universally evaporative regardless of its cause. Even the rare aqueous deficient dry eye...

AM for severe dry eye?

Despite different underlying pathogenic processes, inflammation is a common denominator in dry eye disease (DED), which in turn promotes further damage...

Dry eye in practice - does it work?

I set up a new independent optometry practice earlier this year. I knew that it wasn’t going to be easy, but I was confident my clinical experience, business...

Dry eye: an originalist perspective

Virtually all patients encounter streams of salty water coursing down their cheeks early in life and don’t realise they have more than one type of tears....

Dry eye: the New Zealand impact

It’s been full steam ahead for the Ocular Surface Laboratory (OSL) this year in the wake of TFOS DEWS II, ably assisted by Dr Alex Muntz, who joined the...

The role of inflammation in dry eye

Inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of dry eye disease (DED)1,2, most notably in conditions such as Sjögren’s syndrome. However, in meibomian...

TFOS DEWS II: two years on…

In the two years since the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society second Dry Eye Workshop (TFOS DEWS II) reports were published, most would agree that dry...

The cosmetic impact

Eye care practitioners are well aware that medications for patients with ocular surface disease need to be proven safe through clinical trials. They probably...

Montreal’s dry eye clinic experience

After many years of preparation, a dedicated dry eye clinic at the Montreal School of Optometry was inaugurated in 2012, a first within a North American...

SRC to O=Mega: a positive evolution

July 2019 marked the evolution and merger of ODMA and the SRC conference into O=Mega, complete with trade fair, clinical lectures, dispensing master classes...

A rejuvenated DO association for Australia?

On Saturday morning, the much anticipated and very well attended Optical Dispenser Forum took place in a conference room at O=Mega19 at the Melbourne Convention...

AUSCRS 2019 in Middle-earth

IMAGE CAPTION|Attending the AUSCRS Lord of the Rings gala dinner. Credit: Sam Boden Photography

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