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Rebamipide 2% for dry eye

Rebamipide is a quinolinone derivative that has been found to increase mucin production and the number of conjunctival goblet cells. A previous phase two study has shown rebamipide 2% to be better than placebo in improving the ocular surface and...

Emerging developments in dry eye

An estimated 344 million people worldwide suffer from dry eye [1]. This chronic syndrome is characterised by a vicious cycle of tear film hyperosmolarity, tear instability and corneal stress, leading to increased friction, inflammation, ocular surface damage and decreased visual...

VDT use and dry eye disease in children

There has been an increase in the amount of work performed using video display terminals. This study compared school children with and without dry eye disease and evaluated the risk factors of dry eye disease and evaluated the risk factors...

Treatment options for Dry Eye

KERADROP – for the treatment of ocular surface inflammation, preservative-free on the eye containing 2.5% Glycyrrhizin. OFTAOX – 0.25% Sodium Hyaluronate, preservative-free on the eye, to treat moderate dry eye.

Topical atorvastatin for dry eye and blepharitis

Dry eye is a very common problem with 20% of the population affected and is frequently associated with blepharitis (DEB), which has an over prevalence of about 40%. The aim of this study was to evaluate a topical atorvastatin formulation...

Assessment and management of dry eye disease

This paper is an update on the assessment and management of dry eye disease (DED). According to the second International Dry Eye Workshop 2017, “Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface characterised by a loss of homoeostasis...

The impact of conjunctivochalasis on dry eye symptoms and signs

The study aimed to draw a relationship between conjunctivochalasis and dry eye symptoms via a dry eye questionnaire (DEQ5), as well as signs such as tear osmolarity, tear break up time, corneal staining, Schirmer score, meibomian gland dropout, eye lid...

Is there an association between dry eye disease and depression and anxiety?

Dry eye disease is a widespread ocular surface condition (prevalence 5.5-33.7%) that has been previously linked to systemic diseases, such as Sjogren, rheumatoid arthritis and more recently possibly also depression, in small population-based studies. The authors’ aim was to investigate...

Tear production levels and dry eye disease

Dry eye disease (DED) is multifactorial, caused by an alteration in the quality or quantity of tear film’s three layers. Several tests are available for diagnosis. The aim of this study was to determine if the Schirmer test (ST) could...

Association between diabetes mellitus and dry eye disease

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is currently one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the United States. It is estimated that 12.3% of Americans suffer from DM. In this study the authors compare between dry eye and diabetes mellitus among a...

Effective management of dry eye and ocular surface disease

Experts recommend a consistent approach to diagnosis, therapeutic targeting by disease subtype and escalation of therapy when tear substitutes are not sufficient. Experts call for a consistent, unified approach to diagnosis of dry eye disease (DED), with a new simple...

Association of dry eye symptoms in patients with dyslipidaemia and statin use

This retrospective analysis of the Blue Mountains Eye Study III cohort (Caucasian Australians residing west of Sydney n=1680; mean age >74 years, range 60-97) analysed the association between dyslipidaemia, use of oral statins and symptoms of dry disease (DED) among...