Interview

Dr. Art Epstein on MGD and why “Dry Eye” is an Antiquated Term!

In this InSight Studio interview, we speak with Dr. Art Epstein on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, and why “Dry Eye” is an Antiquated term. He hits on some of the big issues in ocular surface disease today, including:

* Will meibography become a standard of care?
* The current crop of OSD treatments
* Whether meibomian gland clearance is necessary to treat the underlying condition

Watch the video & weigh in!

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Best Practice Episode 3: Dr. Casey Hogan on Sjogren’s Syndrome and Building your Practice




In this episode, Dr. Casey Hogan of Oak Lawn, IL, a CooperVision Best Practices honoree, talks to us about Sjogren’s Syndrome, and how she used her passion for treating the disease (and her personal experience with the condition) to help build her practice.

She also shares tips on how docs can identify and manage these patients and how to send & receive referrals from other specialists, such as rheumatologists.

Weigh in with your feedback here on ODwire.org.

And for more info about the Best Practices program, watch this intro video with Dr. Michele Andrews.

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Alcon’s iLux Treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: First Look

At SECO 2019, we got a first look at Alcon’s new iLux MGD treatment.

(That’s Gretchyn Bailey of Optometry Times asking all the questions & demoing the device!)

Its big calling-card is that it is substantially cheaper than alternative devices, while apparently being therapeutically equivalent.

Read all about it in this thread, and discuss with your peers.

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Using the Keratograph 5M to Build your Practice – Dr. Barry Eiden [#R040]

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Barry Eiden to discuss how he’s built his dry eye practice.

We focus on a particular instrument, the Keratograph 5M, an advanced corneal topographer, and how he uses it to:

  • Evaluate dry eye
  • Track disease progression
  • Educate patients

He discusses tips for building your own dry eye practice, and I ask him a tough question:

Should it be the standard of care to perform a thorough meibomian gland evaluation on all dry eye patients?

(Our thanks again to long-time ODwire.org Supporter OCULUS for sponsoring this show!)

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Building a Dry Eye Practice – Dr. Art Epstein [#R028]

Dry eye is an extremely common condition that’s often been under-diagnosed and treated.

But thanks to advances in our understanding of dry eye, the availability of new diagnostic tools, and new forms of treatment, OD’s have a real opportunity not only to help patients, but also grow their bottom line.

In this ODwire.org Radio interview, Dr. Art Epstein stops by to:

  • Review the pathophysiology of dry eye
  • Talk about new diagnostic equipment and techniques …
  • How his practice became known as one of the premiere dry eye centers in Arizona. (And tips on how you can replicate his success in your area.)

Don’t miss the great practice-building advice in this show!

Sponsored by Oculus
Now featuring their Keratograph 5M Topographer!

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