Articles about Dry Eyes & Punctal Plugs
A Closer Look at 'Dry Eye'
Pharmaceutical companies recognize the ever growing population of Dry Eye patients. Dr. Latkany describes some treatments available and others in the pipe-line. Subscription to Wall Street Journal required to read article online.
diagnostic tool for dry-eye patients
Article discusses award winning study presented by Dr. Latkany showing that almost all patients in the asymptomatic and symptomatic dry-eye groups had improved best-corrected distance vision after a single carboxymethylcellulose eye drop was instilled.
Dry-eye talking points to use with your patients
Explaining dry eye to patients and the need for life long treatment
Early, proper diagnosis still best for dry eye patients
Eyeworld staff writer reports on three different eye doctors' approaches to treatment of dry eye symptoms.
of artificial tears on visual acuity
Dr. Latkany and colleagues report on study of the effect of commonly used preservative free artificial tear, on visual acuity in symptomatic dry eye.
diagnose and treat lagophthalmos patients
Lagophthalmos is the inability to fully close the eyelids, when patients present with redness, blurry vision, or eye irritation
lagophthalmos: an overview and classification
Dr. Latkany and colleagues report on the inability of some people to close their eyelids during sleep and have developed a new classification for this disorder.
Ocular Surgery News 05/01/2005 (requires free registration)
and Post-Opt Dry Eye Treatment may Lead to Better Outcomes
Articles by Vanessa Caceres of Eyeworld quoting Dr. Latkany
plugs may help presbyopic dry-eye patients
Report of studies by Dr. Robert Latkany focusing on testing uncorrected and best-corrected near visual acuity in patients over the age of 40 with mild to severe dry eye. Article also discusses a functional test that may help detect dry eye developed by Dr. Latkany and Dr. Speaker.
Taking On DRY EYE
Dr. Robert Latkany discusses how a patient's history effects the type of Dry Eye experiences and provides information on effective treatment. Article also contains information on nutritional supplements used to treat patients with Dry Eye.
Tear normalization test provides new way of diagnosing dry eyes
The test is quick, inexpensive, reliable, and highly sensitive and specific. Text of article also available here.
new products aim to soothe dry eyes
Use of Panoptx glasses and Tranquil Eyes in eye care
troubles aren't just age-related
Changing hormone levels often trigger eye problems for women, who experience about 2/3rds of all blindness in adults