Reconsidering the central role of mucins in dry eye and ocular surface diseases
Oct 19, 2020
Mucins are key actors in tear film quality and tear film stability. Alteration of membrane-bound mucin expression on corneal and conjunctival epithelial cells and/or gel-forming mucin secretion by...
Role of corneal nerves in ocular surface homeostasis and disease
Oct 12, 2020
Corneal nerves are key components of the physiological system that controls ocular surface homeostasis. The cornea is primarily innervated by the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerves (cranial...
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Wave Keratotherapy close up
Oct 5, 2020
Basement Membrane Dystrophy is often responsible for recurrent erosions occurring in the morning after a night time when tears are rare and eyelid partially sticks to the cornea. DED may further...
The vicious circles of DED
Oct 1, 2020
The ocular surface encompasses a group of structures and tissues protecting the intraocular milieu from the continuous aggressions of the environment. The eyelids, tear film, surface epithelia...
Controlled Adverse Environment Chambers in Dry Eye Research
Sep 9, 2020
Dry eye disease (DED) is a common condition with signs and symptoms that vary depending on a wide range of environmental factors to which people are exposed in their daily lives. Factors such as...
Clinical impact of inflammation in dry eye disease: proceedings of the ODISSEY group meeting
Aug 12, 2020
Dry eye disease (DED) is a common, multifactorial ocular condition with major impact on vision and quality of life. It is now well recognized that the pathophysiology of chronic DED can include a...
Revisiting the vicious circle of dry eye disease: a focus on the pathophysiology of meibomian gland dysfunction
Jul 22, 2020
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most frequent cause of dry eye disease (DED). Eyelid inflammation, microbial growth, associated skin disorders as well as potentially severe corneal...