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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

McKnight Vision Research Seminar- Presenter:  Dr. Anat Galor, Associate Professor

Calendar: McKnight Vision Research Seminars

“Ocular Pain: Where Does Dry Eye Fit In?”

The term “dry eye” has evolved over the past 2 decades to include both symptoms (visual complaints and ocular pain/dysesthesias) and signs (aqueous and evaporative deficiency) of disease. Dry eye is common in older individuals and a source of morbidity. Confusion arises, however, on what combination of symptoms and signs constitute “dry eye” and how to best individualize treatment in patients. This presentation will discuss the evolution of dry eye, with focus on categorizing individuals based on ocular pain and somatosensory dysfunction, and discuss potential implications of this strategy on treatment.