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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...

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...

Precision and accuracy of TearLab osmometer

Measuring tear osmolarity has been identified as a potential method for objectively diagnosing dry eye. TearLab osmolarity system is an in situ osmometer which may be a promising candidate for clinical use as it is portable and only requires a...

Pterygium ocular surface temperature

This prospective study investigated the ocular surface temperature in patients with pterygia compared to those with dry and healthy eyes respectively. Previous studies have shown that patients with dry eyes show a significant decrease in ocular surface temperature on sustained...

Therapeutic ocular surface medium for persistent corneal epithelial defect

Corneal ulcers and persistent epithelial defects (PEDs) are caused by a variety of different insults to the cornea, which includes limbal epithelial stem cell failure. PED may be resistant to healing with standard therapy such as frequent ointments and /...

Meibomian gland alteration in patients with primary chronic dacryocystitis: An in vivo confocal microscopy study

Chronic dacryocystitis affects tear film functionality and can predispose to ocular surface disease, however the specific effect of chronic dacryocystitis on meibomian gland function has not been studied. This group therefore performed in vivo confocal microscopy in 28 patients’ eyes...

Patients use their own blood to treat dry eye symptoms

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are based on facts and which are ‘fake news’? Headline: Patients use their own blood to treat dry eye symptoms Grossman first described the technique of...

Lost in translation

The article that follows is a collection of reflections and observations by Peter (British) and Nathan (Singaporean) living and working in each other’s countries. Peter Cackett “Best thing about this place is it’s not still full of pompous ex-colonials who...

Silicone hydrogel contact lenses versus autologous serum drops for dry eyes in Sjörgen syndrome

A total of 37 patients with Sjörgen syndrome (SS) related dry eyes reporting symptoms on standard therapy with artificial tears and anti-inflammatory drops were evaluated in this trial. They were randomly assigned to additional treatment with either balafilcon A silicone...

Which factors predispose to pingecula development in a rural Chinese population?

The authors report a cross-sectional study which aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors for developing pingecula in a rural Chinese population near Shanghai. Nine hundred and fifty-nine persons were recruited from a single village and asked to complete...

VIBIM Study: One-year results of treatment of DME with aflibercept using TnE

The VIBIM study (the treat-and-extend regimen (TER) using intravitreal aflibercept in diabetic macular edema (DME) study) was designed to evaluate the efficacy of the TER using aflibercept in the management of DME for a period of two years. The authors...

Training on the go

In this guide, we aim to provide trainees with novel ideas to maximise learning in the workplace to make the most of your working hours and balance the multiple demands on your time. They say time flies; and it really...