October 18, 2013
CONTACT LENS DISCOMFORT: WHAT IS IT, WHY DOES IT OCCUR AND HOW CAN IT BE TREATED?
WORKSHOP REPORT OFFERS FRAMEWORK FOR GETTING ANSWERS
BOSTON, MA,– Contact lens discomfort (CLD) may be the leading cause of patient dissatisfaction with, and discontinuation of, contact lens wear throughout the world — but there is little agreement among vision researchers and eye care professionals about how to define and manage its causes.
“Up to half of all contact lens wearers experience CLD,” explained Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. “However, there is no global consensus concerning the definition, classification, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and the proper design of clinical studies for CLD.”
To lay the groundwork for defining and treating this widespread issue, the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS; www.tearfilm.org) organized the TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort (CLD), which was chaired by Nichols. The findings were reported today in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (www.iovs.org).
"BLINKING" IS THE DRUG OF CHOICE FOR DRY EYE: EYE DOCTORS PUSH DRY EYE AWARENESS WITH GLOBAL CAMPAIGN: BLINK AROUND THE WORLD
BOSTON, MA—Dry Eye Awareness gets a much needed boost with the launch of a year-long social global campaign dubbed Blink Around the World. Eye health professionals around the world are joining the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS), to generate dry eye awareness with a new song and corresponding online campaign.
MGD REDEFINED: INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION REPORT AVAILABLE
DRY EYE DEFINED: INTERNATIONAL DEFINITION AND CLASSIFICATION OF DRY EYE DISEASE ANNOUNCED
BOSTON, MA, May 22, 2007- The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) presented the findings of the International Workshop on the Definition, Diagnosis and Classification of Dry Eye Disease.
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