Updated: Jul 25, 2020
Tools to help the practitioner diagnose Dry Eye Disease
Early recognition of signs and symptoms, plus prompt diagnosis, can minimize the potential for severe or chronic complications. A comprehensive eye and vision examination with an in-depth evaluation of the ocular surface and adnexa is a good first step to take when seeing a patient who exhibits signs of ocular surface disease or complains of related symptoms.
Tools to diagnose Dry Eye Disease should be efficient and cost-effective. The newer modalities using meibography and inflammatory marker testing will aid optometrists in reaching that goal.