• In integrated practices, dry eye follow-up can mirror management of glaucoma

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    Significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with dry eye syndrome, or DES, have made these patients more attractive to the eye care practice, whether ophthalmic, optometric or integrated with the two practitioner groups practicing side by side.
    The DES patient was for decades a relatively neglected individual, partly because the treatments available were poor, but in my opinion also because the economic models were inferior to other opportunities. Today this has changed and is continuing to change. In our group at Minnesota Eye Consultants, with six cornea
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  • Is it the dry eye or the cataract that is making the patient unhappy?

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    Let's face it: Old patients get cataracts, and old patients get dry eye. This is especially true of women, patients with diabetes and those on multiple systemic medications.
    Sometimes it is difficult to sort out why the patient is complaining - cataracts vs. dry eye and the relative contributions of each. It is also important to determine if the non-complainers have a healthy enough ocular surface to withstand the challenge of a presbyopia-correcting IOL or LASIK. One tool that is especially suited to these tasks is the HD Analyzer from Visiometrics.
    The HD Analyzer provides the
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