Understanding the “lid wiper”

We blink around 10,000 times a day, with the eyelids traversing the length of a football pitch in distance each day. Wiping over the eye’s surface with...

Blink test for DED

The Optrex Dry Eye Blink Test is a simple, online self-assessment tool which provides patients and clinicians with a convenient and rapid preliminary screening...

Castor oil for dry eye? Demodex?

Castor oil has a long and ancient history as a traditional remedy for skin, scalp and hair ailments, and internally for gastrointestinal and reproductive...

Dry eye in practice

Since our last dry eye special feature, dry eye has gone mainstream. We are proud to bring you the latest update on all things dry eye from this part of...

DED and the Dunedin Study

The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study is a well-established, large longitudinal study on human health, development, ageing and behaviour,...

Microblepharon exfoliation to improve CL comfort

Contact lens wear is associated with discomfort. This presents a real problem for wearers, practitioners and industry as discomfort is one of the main...

Ocular allergy and dry eye

Ocular allergy represents a group of hypersensitivity disorders that primarily affects the conjunctiva.

Blinking and the tear film

Although blinking training is commonly recommended as part of the multi-modal management of dry eye disease, the relationship between clinical measurements...

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