Finasteride and dry eye disease

Dry eye disease (DED) occurs more frequently in women than in men and it’s recognised that hormones play an important role in the health and preservation...

Treating computer vision syndrome – what does the evidence say?

Computer use is ubiquitous in contemporary society. Up to 69% of computer users report eye strain1,2, sometimes referred to as ‘computer vision syndrome’...

Ocular graft-versus-host disease – a model of severe dry eye

Ocular graft-versus-host disease (oGvHD) manifests in 60-80% of patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, due to donor T...

Returning to face-to-face conferencing!

It seems we are finally making it out of the Covid era. For the last couple of years, just as things seemed to pick up slightly, another wave hit. After...

World’s first international dry eye registry

The Save Sight Dry Eye Registry (SSDR) is the first multinational, web-based interdisciplinary registry able to collect high-quality outcome data from...

Comparing two tear collection methods to characterise inflammatory biomarkers in DED

Activation and elevation of inflammatory mediators is associated with the pathogenesis and progression of dry eye disease (DED)¹. The quantification of...

Azithromycin as an MGD treatment

The common use of oral antibiotics in the management of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is an extension of the traditional dermatological approach to...

The current state of ocular surface pain and its future

Ocular surface pain is a leading cause of eyecare visits and healthcare costs, having an observable negative impact on quality of life1. As a consequence...

Kids need more sleep, less screen time

Digital device use is a recognised risk factor for dry eye disease, owing to reduced blink frequency and amplitude during screen use, with studies repeatedly...

Branding on a budget

For many independent optometrists, branding is the bane of their existence (perhaps one of many!). Defining who you are as a business, then successfully...

Resilience, burnout and purple dragons

It’s probably not too common to read the word ‘dragon’ in the same sentence as resilience… far less a purple one! But they are inextricably linked and,...

Championing dry eye research and collaboration at home and afar

If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it’s that we should take nothing for granted and we should seize opportunities - to spend time with family and friends,...

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