Please join Dr. Amy Nau and Dr. Don Korb, Korb and Associates, for a presentation entitled “Use of Novel Metrics to Expand our Understanding of ‘Why Dry Eye is the Wrong Diagnosis for Millions.’” The lecture will take place on December 1st as part of the Research Lecture Series. All are welcome to attend. One hour of Mass CE credit will be offered.
Abstract: “Dry eye” is one of the most common ocular maladies. Recent studies suggest that obstruction of the meibomian glands comprise the root cause of many of the symptoms of ocular dryness. Novel metrics which document the status of these glands were critical in increasing awareness of the importance of the meibomian glands in the context of dry eye disease. The understanding of the structure, function, natural history and associated disease processes associated with the meibomian glands is incomplete. This lecture will review current concepts in the disesase entity known as MGD and highlight how these novel metrics will play a role in future research.