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ophthalmology

Biologic products increase dry eye optionsMany new diagnostic tools are available for dry eye and ocular surface disease (OSD). Treatments for dry eye and OSD have mixed results, however, said Bennie H. Jeng, MD.
Four ocular surface health questions to consider before cataract surgeryA thorough investigation of ocular surface health and initiation of any necessary treatment is the first step toward successful cataract surgery.
Surveying the artificial tear landscapePatients use artificial tears for different reasons and diverse conditions. While available products supplement tear production and provide relief, few distinctions between drops have been clearly established. Recent studies show that direct comparison of a new product to an older, established one and use of “real-world” metrics can be most useful to prescribers.
The role of ophthalmologists in the opioid epidemicAn observational cohort study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, used Medicare Part D data to assess the number of opioid prescriptions written by ophthalmologists in the United States.
Fillers 101: Foundations for successThe foundations for success in using fillers during oculofacial surgery include understanding the characteristics of these products, which influences outcomes, and learning techniques to avoid and treat complications.
Facial shaping with fillers an ‘artform’
USPSTF finalizes recommendation on vision screening in childrenDespite a lack of consensus on the importance of screening infants for vision problems, there is proof that screening preschoolers can catch serious problems and allow for corrections to prevent permanent vision loss.
European Commission approves adalimumab for paediatric uveitisThe European Commission has approved adalimumab (Humira, AbbVie) as the first biologic treatment for chronic non-infectious anterior uveitis in paediatric patients from 2 years of age who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy.
NC ODs say laser privileges will expand access to care
What does 2017 have in store for ophthalmology?In preparing for the new year, Editorial Advisory Board members of Ophthalmology Times weighed in on a few questions about their predictions for how 2017 will impact ophthalmology as a specialty.