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Dry Eye A to Z: Definitions, discussions, reference lists, directories, links and more

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - XYZ
 

 

A

ABMD: Description & links

abrasion: Description & links

acupuncture for dry eye: Comments, links, references

aqueous layer (of the tear film): Description, diagram

amniotic membrane transplantation: Description

androgen eyedrops: See dry eye drug clinical trial roster

Also: Visit Leiter's compounding pharmacy for more info

Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy: Description & links

anterior blepharitis:

anxiety disorders related to dry eye: See article Depression and Anxiety

APAP: See article on sleep apnea, CPAP and APAP

APL-105: See listing for FreshKote

aqueous deficiency / aqueous deficient dry eye: Description

aqueous tears: See listing for aqueous layer

artificial tears: See artificial tears reference guide

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of artificial tears

atrophic MGD or atrophied meibomian glands: See meibomian gland dysfunction

autologous serum: Description, links, references

B

baby shampoo (for lid scrubs): Description, comments

BAK: Description, comments

bandage lens (bandage contact lens): Description

basal tears: Definition & description

basement membrane: Definition

benzalkonium chloride: See listing for BAK

Bion Tears : See Artificial Tear Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Talk eye lubricants forum
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricant eye drops

BioTears: See Omega 3s

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of nutritional supplements for dry eye

blepharitis: Description

blink rate: Discussion

Boston Scleral: See PROSE

Bowman's membrane: Definitin, diagram

Bulletin boards for dry eye patients: See healthcare forums

C

canaliculi: Definition and diagram

causes of dry eye: List and comments

cautery: Description and links

chalazion: Description, picture

chronic dry eye: See dry eye syndrome

ClaryMist : See Artificial Tear Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Talk eye lubricants forum
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of eyelid sprays

clinical trials of dry eye drugs: See current roster

collagen plugs: See Plugs reference guide

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of plugs

constant tears: See basal tears

 

coping: See article Living with dry eye

Also: Depression and anxiety
Also: Pain management
Also: Dry Eye Talk (online support group)

cornea: Description, diagram

corneal abrasion: Description, links

corneal endothelium: Definition, diagram

corneal epithelium: Definition, diagram

corneal erosion: Description

corneal stroma: Definition, diagram

coupons: Links/coupons to get discounts on dry eye products.

CPAP: See article on sleep apnea, CPAP and APAP

cyclosporine: Description, comments

D

Dakrina: See Dr. Holly's Drops

Also: Artificial tears reference list
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricant eye drops

debridement: Definition, links

demodex: Definition, picture

depression and anxiety from dry eye: Article

Descemet's membrane: Definition, diagram

diagnosing dry eye: Why and how to get an accurate diagnosis

diquafosol: See Prolacria in Dry eye drug clinical trial roster

discussion groups about dry eye: List of forums

doxycycline for dry eye: Description

Dr. Holly's Drops: Description

dry eye: Definition, Article: "Dry Eye for Dummies"

Also: Dry Eye FAQ

dry eyes at night: Article: Strategies for coping with dry eye at night

dry eye causes: List

Dry Eye Company: Visit TDEC website

dry eye drugs: See listing for Restasis or Clinical trials of dry eye drugs

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of prescription drugs used for dry eye

dry eye testing: Description

Dry Eye Institute, The: Visit DEI website

dry eye symptoms: List

Dry Eye Syndrome: Definition and "Dry Eye for Dummies" article

dry eye treatments: List/outline

Dwelle: See Dr. Holly's Drops and Artificial tear reference guide
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of artificial tears

Dysfunctional Tear Syndrome (DTS): Definition, discussion

Also: "Dry Eye for Dummies" article

E

ecabet sodium: See dry eye clinical trial roster for current status

endothelium: Definition, diagram

epiphora: Definition

Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy: Definition

epithelium: Definition, diagram

erosion: Definition

Also: Recurrent corneal erosions (RCE)

evaporative dry eye: Definition

Also: "Dry Eye for Dummies" article

EyeFeel: Description

Also: About warm compresses
Also: Shop for warm compresses/heat packs in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of ophthalmic warm compresses

eyelid sprays: Eye lubricant reference list
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of eyelid sprays

eyewear for dry eyes: Article with discussion and product suggestions

Also: Shop for moisture chamber eyewear in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of moisture chamber eyewear

 

F

FBS: Definition

Also: Dry eye symptoms

filamentary keratitis: Description and links

fish oil for dry eye: See Omega 3s

Also: Purchase fish oil in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of nutritional supplements for dry eye

flaxseed oil for dry eye: See Omega 3s

Also: Purchase flaxseed oil in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of nutritional supplements for dry eye

Flexplugs: See Plugs Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of plugs

Flow Controller Plugs : See Plugs Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of plugs

foreign body sensation (FBS): Description

Also: Dry eye symptoms (list)

Form Fit intracanalicular plugs

See: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Product listing

forums about dry eye: See Healthcare forums

FreshKote: See Dr. Holly's Drops

Also: Artificial tears reference list
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of prescription drugs

G

gels: See Artificial tears reference list

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of gels and liquigels

GenAqua: Description

Also: Article about preservatives in artificial tears

GenTeal products: See Artificial tears reference list

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of artificial tears
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of gels and liquigels

glasses for dry eye: See eyewear guide

goblet cells: Definition and links

goggles: See eyewear guide

gritty eyes: See dry eye symptoms

H

heat treatment (for MGD): See warm compresses

Also: meibomian gland dysfunction

Herrick plugs: See Plugs reference guide

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of plugs

hordeleum (sty): Description

hot compress: See warm compresses

how do you cope? See Living with Dry Eye

Also: Depression and anxiety
Also: Pain management

humidifiers: Article / buying guide

HydroEye: See Omega 3s

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of nutritional supplements for dry eye

Hypo Tears: See Artificial tears reference list

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of artificial tears

 

I

iDestrin: See dry eye clinical trial roster for current status

International Society of Dakryology and Dry Eye: Website

intracanalicular plugs: See Plugs Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of plugs

J

 

K

KCS: See keratoconjunctivitis sicca

keratitis: Definition

keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS): Definition

Keratos: (European association) Website

L

LacriLube: Description & discussion

Also: Article on alternative strategies for night eye protection
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricating ointments

lacrimal gland: Definition and diagram

lacrimal insufficiency: See listing for aqueous deficiency

lacrimal system: Definition and diagram

Lacrisert: Description

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Lacrisert product listing in Yellow Pages

Lacritin: See dry eye clinical trial roster for current status

lagophthalmos: Definition & discussion

Also: Strategies for night eye protection
Also: Browse or purchase sleep goggles & masks in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of sleep goggles & sleep masks

LASIK dry eye: Discussion

Also: Dry Eye Talk

lid margin disease: See meibomian gland dysfunction or blepharitis

lid massage: See listing for lid therapy

lid scrub: Description

Also: Browse or purchase lidscrubs in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lid hygiene products

lid therapy: Description

light sensitivity: See listing for photophobia

Also: List of dry eye symptoms

lid sprays: See Artificial tear reference list

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of eyelid sprays

lipid layer: Definition

Also: Dry Eye for Dummies
Also: Evaporative dry eye
Also: Meibomian glands

liquigels: See Artificial tear reference list

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of gels and liquigels

living with dry eye: Series of articles

low blink rate: See listing for blink rate

lower plugs: See Punctal plugs guide

lubricant eyedrops: See Artificial tear reference list

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of artificial tears

 

M

managing pain: See listing for pain

Also: Living with dry eye
Also: Eyewear

map dot fingerprint dystrophy: See ABMD

meibography: Definition

meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD): Definition, discussion

Also: Dry eye for dummies
Also: Lid therapy

meibomian gland therapy: See lid therapy

meibomian glands: Description

meibomitis, meibomianitis: See listing for meibomian gland dysfunction

MGD: See listing for meibomian gland dysfunction

minocycline: Comments and links

moisture chamber glasses / goggles: See eyewear

MoistureEyes product line: Now called Advanced Eye Relief

mucin (mucus) layer: Definition, diagram

Muro 128 hypertonic ointment: See: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of ointments

 

N

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for dry eye: Description

newsgroups for dry eye: See discussion groups

night dry eye: Article with strategies for protecting dry eyes at night

Also: Browse night eyewear in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of moisture chamber products for night

nocturnal lagophthalmos: See lagophthalmos (definition, discussion)

Also: Strategies for night eye protection
Also: Browse or purchase sleep goggles & masks in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of sleep goggles & sleep masks

NutraTear: Artificial tear reference guide (includes active ingredients and preservatives)
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of artificial tears

 

O

OASIS Medical Inc.See: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Company listing

Oasis TEARS and Oasis TEARS PLUS

See: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Product listing

occlusion: See listing for punctal occlusion

ocular rosacea: Definition

ocular surface: Definition

ocular surface disease: See listing for dry eye syndrome

Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI): Download PDF questionnaire

OD, OS: Definitions

ointments: Discussion

Also: Article on alternative strategies for night eye protection
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of ointments

Omega 3 essential fatty acids for dry eye: Description

Also: Browse or buy Omega 3 supplementsl in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of nutritional supplements for dry eye

ophthalmologist: Definition

optometrist: Definition

OSDI: Download PDF questionnaire

 

P

pain from dry eye: Article about managing dry eye pain

Also: List of dry eye symptoms
Also: Living with dry eye

Panoptx: See article on Eyewear

Also: Browse or purchase Panoptx in The Dry Eye Shop

PHMB: See Preservatives reference guide

Also: Article about preservatives in artificial tears

photophobia: Definition & discussion

Also: Shop for protective eyewear in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of eyewear

Pimecrolimus: See dry eye clinical trial roster for current status

plugs: See Plugs reference guide

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of plugs

polixetonium: See Preservatives reference guide

Also: Article about preservatives in artificial tears

Polyquad: See Preservatives reference guide

Also: Article about preservatives in artificial tears

polyquaternium-1: See Preservatives reference guide

Also: Article about preservatives in artificial tears

posterior blepharitis: See meibomian gland dysfunction

preservatives: Preservatives reference list

Also: Discussion about preservatives in artificial tears

Prolacria: See dry eye clinical trial roster for current status

PROSE: Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem

punctal cautery: Description and links

punctal occlusion: Description and frequently asked questions

punctal plugs: Introduction to plugs

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of plugs (Brands, companies, descriptions, sizes)

punctum, puncta: Definition, picture

pupil: Definition picture

Purite: Preservatives reference list

Also: Discussion about preservatives in artificial tears

 

Q

quadraplugging: See Plugs reference guide

Quintess QuSome Eyelid Spray Mist: See Artificial tears reference list

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricant eye drops

R

Rebamipide: See dry eye clinical trial roster for current status

recurrent corneal erosions (RCE): Description

Also: Dry Eye Talk forum on RCEs

RedKote: See listing for NutraTear

redness relievers: See listing for vasoconstrictors

reflex tears: Definition

Refresh Lubricant Eye Drops, Refresh Tears, Refresh Plus, Refresh Celluvisc, Refresh Luquigel, Refresh Endura: See Artificial Tear Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Talk eye lubricants forum
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricant eye drops
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of gels and liquigels
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of ointments

Restasis: Description & comments

Also: Dry Eye Talk Restasis forum

rice baggy: See warm compresses

Also: Browse or purchase Rice Baggies in The Dry Eye Shop

S

Schirmer lacrimation test: Description, frequently asked questions

sclera: Definition

scleral lenses (sclerals): Description Also see PROSE

sensitivity to light: See photophobia

serum eye drops: See autologous serum eyedrops

Similasan dry eye relief : See Artificial Tear Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Talk eye lubricants forum
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricant eye drops

Sjogrens Syndrome: Definition & comments

Sjogrens Syndrome Foundation: Visit website

sleep apnea: See article on sleep apnea, CPAP and APAP

slit lamp: Description, picture

Smart Plugs: See Plugs reference guide

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of plugs

sodium perborate: See Preservatives reference list

Also: Article about preservatives in artificial tears

SOFTPLUG silicone plugs and extended duration plugs (Oasis)

See: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Product listing in The Dry Eye Yellow Pages

SPK: Definition

Sterilid: See About lid hygiene

Also: Browse or purchase lidscrubs in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lid hygiene products

stroma: Definition, diagram

sty (stye): Description, picture

Superficial Punctate Keratopathy (SPK): Definition

symptoms (of dry eye): List

Systane products: See Artificial Tear Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Talk eye lubricants forum
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricant eye drops

T

tarsorrhaphy: Definition

Tear Break-UP Time: Definition

tear film: Description

Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society: Visit website

Tears Again products: See Artificial Tear Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Talk eye lubricants forum
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricant eye drops
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of gels and liquigels

Tears Again Hydrate

Tears Again Liposome Lid Spray

Tears Naturale products: See Artificial Tear Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Talk eye lubricants forum
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricant eye drops

Tears Naturale eye lubricant family

tests for dry eye

The Dry Eye Company: That's us! See our company website

"The Dry Eye Remedy" by Dr. Latkany: Rebecca's review

Also: Purchase The Dry Eye Remedy in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of books about dry eye

TheraTears products: See Artificial Tear Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Talk eye lubricants forum
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricant eye drops
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of gels and liquigels

TheraTears Nutrition: See Omega 3s

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of nutritional supplements for dry eye

thermal plugs: See Smart Plugs in Plugs Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of plugs

topical steroids: Comments

 

Tranquileyes: Description, guide to kits and accessories

Also: Article on Strategies for night eye protection
Also: Browse or purchase Tranquileyes in The Dry Eye Shop

travelling with dry eye:Practical tips

treatments for dry eye: List with links for more detail

U

 

V

vasoconstrictors: Discussion

video tearscope: Description, links

Visine products: See Artificial Tear Reference Guide

Also: Benzalkonium chloride (preservative)
Also: Dry Eye Talk eye lubricants forum
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricant eye drops

VisMed: See dry eye clinical trial roster for current status

Viva Drops: See Artificial Tear Reference Guide

Also: Dry Eye Talk eye lubricants forum
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of lubricant eye drops

W

warm compresses: Description, examples

Also: Eye warmers in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of warm compresses & heat packs

watery eyes: See epiphora

wraparound (sun)glasses: See Eyewear Guide

Also: Eyewear in The Dry Eye Shop
Also: Dry Eye Yellow Pages Directory of moisture chamber eyewear


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