IPL: A paradigm shift in the treatment of dry eye disease

  At the completion of this article, the reader should have a better understanding of dry eye management with IPL, including: Understand the role of IPL treatment in reducing symptoms, improving tear quality and managing inflammationassociated with dry eye disease (DED) Review the strengths and limitations of established dry eye treatment protocols, including tear supplements,
immunosuppressants and thermal heating Recognise how IPL treatments, following the ‘Toyos Protocol’, can improve DED symptoms and signs, reduce inflammation and stimulate meibum liquefaction.   Read More

From little things big things grow

Leaving his stable job and patients at Dry Eye Group in Melbourne was a difficult but necessary step optometrist and entrepreneur Billy Chang had to take to grow the start-up he co-founded to help dry eye patients.
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Tapping into ophthalmic opportunities

AFT Pharmaceuticals is highly selective about the products it brings to the Australasian market – and its eyecare portfolio exemplifies this. CEO Dr Hartley Atkinson discusses the company’s dual role as a distributor and innovator on the local ophthalmic scene.
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Harnessing the benefits of hyaluronic acid in lubricating eye drops

At the completion of this article, the reader should be able to improve their management of dry eye disease, including: Define hyaluronic acid and its use in dry eye treatment Review the TFOS DEWS II stepped-approach to the management of dry eye Consider the clinical utility of Systane HYDRATION UD Lubricant Eye Drops and where they fit in the management of dry eye symptoms   Artificial tears have been a mainstay dry eye treatment, but as manufacturers bring new products to market it can be challenging for optometrists to remain abreast of the best-performing therapies. MARTIN ROBINSON explains why hyaluronic acid is considered a lubricant with desired properties and performance.
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Dr Rolando Toyos – Challenging dry eye dogma

World renowned dry eye expert Dr Rolando Toyos was recently in Australia to promote his new book. He tells Insight about his mission to dismantle many of the belief systems around dry eye disease, and why the answer often lies much deeper within patients.
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