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Experts provide dry eye disease treatment guide

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Four international experts provide guidance in a series of clinically-relevant perspectives on dry eye disease treatment procedures in Issue 70 of Contact Lens Update, published by Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE).

The authors examine several in-office procedures, as well as a clinical case report that demonstrates their usefulness when treating contact lens discomfort caused by dry eye.

The latest edition and all past issues are available for free at ContactLensUpdate.com.

“With the ever-increasing burden of dry eye disease, eye care professionals must stay abreast of cutting-edge therapies available to their practices and patients,” CORE director Lyndon Jones said.

“This issue of Contact Lens Update arms clinicians with relevant information needed to adopt and successfully implement these technologies.”

Top: Professor Jennifer Craig (left), Dr Leslie O’Dell. Bottom: Professor Selina McGee, Dr Karl Stonecipher.

Professor Jennifer Craig from the University of Auckland authors the opening editorial. She provides a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of the various technologies and instruments that are available for dry eye disease treatment.

The feature article from Dr Leslie O’Dell, medical director for Optometry America in Pennsylvania PA, discusses the results of a comprehensive review paper examining eyelid warming devices. The article outlines the evidence for the efficacy of these devices and their place in therapy.

Dr Karl Stonecipher, medical director of Laser Defined Vision, professor of ophthalmology at University of North Carolina and clinical adjunct professor of ophthalmology at Tulane University, shares insights from his poster first presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting.

This study showed that the use of intense pulsed light or low-level light therapy was beneficial in patients with severe meibomian gland disfunction who had failed treatment with topical and systemic medications.

Also included in this issue is a clinical insight by Professor Selina McGee, owner of BeSpoke Vision and adjunct assistant professor at the Northeastern State University College of Optometry. This case report outlines the complete assessment and successful treatment of a patient experiencing contact lens discomfort due to dry eye disease.

Published six times per year, Contact Lens Update provides a global platform for unbiased clinical insights based in current research. Since 2011, each issue has provided dependable and up-to-date ocular health information for more than 60,000 leading eye care professionals.

In addition to a complete archive of back issues, ContactLensUpdate.com offers a resource library that provides no-cost professional tools, patient resources, images and video. It also houses complimentary technical training videos produced by International Association of Contact Lens Educators, plus an industry glossary.

Eyecare professionals can access the latest issue directly from ContactLensUpdate.com or sign up for email receipt of future issues.

The publication receives support from the educational arms of Alcon, CooperVision, and Johnson & Johnson Vision.

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