Amniotic membrane in optometry practice for dry eye patients?

Amniotic membrane has been considered an adjunctive treatment for ocular surface conditions since the 1990s... advances in amniotic membrane preservation, storage and application methodologies now provide the capacity to transplant the tissue without the need for surgery. With potent anti-inflammatory and epithelial healing properties should it now be considered as a treatment by optometrists for chronic conditions such as dry eye disease...

 

What’s new in dry eye management today and looking ahead

In the early days of my clinical career, most products for managing dry eye disease (DED) focused on increasing eye lubrication using a limited range of...

Striving for equity in eye heath

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata he tangata he tangata. What is the most important thing in this world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

Scleral lenses in DED management

In theory, fitting scleral lenses for my dry eye patients was a logical evolution for both my dry eye and rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens practice...

Chalkeyes presents: My new best friend

Almost as soon as pandemic and lockdown arrived, we were talking about the lasting changes this might bring: the ‘new normal’. I got a bit tired of hearing...

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