AAO 2017
    Cornea/External Disease, Dry Eye , Ocular Surface Disease

    In this interview from AAO 2017, Dr. Sumitra Khandelwal explains her approach to managing patients who present with surface-related complaints. Because she practices at a tertiary care center, most of her patients have already been previously diagnosed with dry eye disease and are on commercially available medication. Their symptoms, however, still linger, which is often a sign of an underlying disorder. According to Dr. Khandelwal, the key to diagnosing these patients starts with topography to assess the quality of the tear film, followed by a thorough slit-lamp examination and OCT of the anterior segment. In her experience, some conditions that are often missed include conjunctival chalasis, anterior basement membrane dystrophy and superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis. 

    Relevant Financial Disclosures: None