NOV 06, 2017
Cornea Subspecialty Day 2016
Cornea/External Disease, Dry Eye
Dr. Anat Galor reviews the latest diagnostic techniques and treatments for dry eye. She discusses InflammaDry, a single-use assay that can detect elevated levels of the inflammation marker MMP-9 (matrix metalloproteinase 9) in tear film in 10 minutes. She also discusses the recent FDA approval of the eye drop lifitegrast (Xiidra) for the signs and symptoms of dry eye. Finally, Dr. Galor addresses the importance of assessing the neuropathic component of dry eye, which she says can be more accurately diagnosed by asking specific questions suggestive of a neuropathic etiology.