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Posts Tagged ‘ocular surface’

When the Bugs Get in Your Eyes

You don’t have be an OD or MD to know that having something in your eye is annoying. It can also be harmful to your vision. Irritants and bacteria can eat away at the eye, potentially leading to vision loss. With that said, there are times when bugs (microbes) can be beneficial to the eye. […]

Contacts and Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012 there were over 29 million Americans with diabetes. Of these 29 million, many are contact lenses wearers. In the past, contacts were not recommended to patients with diabetes. Now contacts are recommended to diabetics as an vision option. Yet, optometrists need to be on the lookout for […]

Dry Eye Isn’t So Cut and Dry

Patient: My eyes hurt after a long day at work. Doctor: You have dry eye. Take these eye drops and call me in the morning. Yes, the above vignette is an exaggeration. Still, you need to be more of a detective when it comes to dry eye. You might ask patients the following: 1. Do […]