Dry Eye Disease: A Practical Guide

Francis S. Mah, MD; Michelle K. Rhee, MD
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Book Description

Due to the growing population of dry eye patients, there has been much study of dry eye disease. Following the full reports of the International Dry Eye Workshops of 2007 and 2017 (DEWS I and II), as well as the recent Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM) trial, there is a growing body of consensus and evidence-based literature on the treatment of dry eye. Dry Eye Disease: A Practical Guide synthesizes all these scientific sources into a comprehensive, yet, user-friendly clinical reference.

From epidemiology and pathogenesis, to disease subgroups, diagnostics, and management, Drs. Francis Mah and Michelle Rhee with their team of over 35 renowned contributors have distilled all the latest information on dry eye disease into an easily digestible guide.

Featuring diverse case scenarios pulled from clinical practice, Dry Eye Disease engages the reader and encourages critical thinking to apply current understanding of dry eye disease to the office and operating room. All aspects of this complex disease are discussed, including the relationship between dry eye and surgical outcomes and contact lens wear.

Some topics include:
  • The latest biomarker diagnostics
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction therapeutic technologies
  • The role of integrative medicine
  • Advances in therapeutic contact lenses

Ophthalmologists and optometrists of all specialties and skill levels will find Dry Eye Disease: A Practical Guide a comprehensive yet practical clinical guide for treating the growing population of dry eye patients.

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Contributing Authors


Section I          Setting the Stage

Chapter 1               Epidemiology: Incidence, Prevalence, and Impact of Disease

                                Priscilla Q. Vu, MD, MS and Marjan Farid, MD

Chapter 2               Pathogenesis and Classification

​                               Lorenzo J. Cervantes, MD

Section II        Examination and Diagnostics

Chapter 3               Ocular Surface Disease Index and Patient History
                                Nandini Venkateswaran, MD and Anat Galor, MD, MSPH

Chapter 4               Does Anyone Do Schirmer Testing Anymore?

                                Bryan Roth, MD and Elizabeth Yeu, MD

Chapter 5               What About the Eyelids?

                                Katherine Duncan, MD and Jenny Y. Yu, MD, FACS

Section III       Management of Case Studies and Clinical Scenarios:
                        What Is Your Approach?

Chapter 6               A 25-Year-Old App Designer Who Wears Contacts and
                                Eyelash Extensions

                                Emily J. Jacobs, MD and Michelle K. Rhee, MD

Chapter 7               A 62-Year-Old Postmenopausal Woman Diagnosed With
                                Early Stage Glaucoma: The Role of Hormones, Age, and
                                Topical Antihypertensives

                                Michelle J. Kim, MD and Preeya K. Gupta, MD

Chapter 8               Floppy Eyelid Syndrome

                                Kelsey Roelofs, MD and Audrey A. Chan, MD, FRCSC

Chapter 9               “My Eyes Feel Better When I’m in Florida on Vacation”

                                Sotiria Palioura, MD, PhD and Guillermo Amescua, MD 

Chapter 10            “I Had Gastric Bypass Surgery”

                                Alex Barsam, MD; Felipe A. Valenzuela, MD; and
                                Victor L. Perez, MD

Chapter 11            The Patient With Systemic Disease

                                Albert S. Hazan, MD and Danielle Trief, MD, MSc

Chapter 12            The Patient With Other Ocular Disease

                                Frank X. Cao, MD; Nataliya Pokeza, MD;
                                Allison Rizzuti, MD; and Stephen C. Kaufman, MD, PhD

Chapter 13            The Dermatologic Patient: Rosacea, Stevens-Johnson
                                Syndrome, and Isotretinoin

                                Patricia B. Sierra, MD      

Chapter 14            The Surgical Patient
                                Kourtney Houser, MD and Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD

Chapter 15            What Is Your Treatment Paradigm?

Part 1
Ashley R. Brissette, MD, MSc, FRCSC and
Christopher E. Starr, MD

Part 2
Walt Whitley, OD, MBA and John Sheppard, MD, MMSc

Part 3
Elizabeth Viriya, MD  

Section IV       Devices and Procedures for Dry Eye

Chapter 16            Advances in Therapeutic Contact Lenses:
                                Bandage Contact Lenses, Prosthetic Replacement of the
                                Ocular Surface Ecosystem Treatment

                                Christos Theophanous, MD and Deborah S. Jacobs, MD 

Chapter 17            Amniotic Membrane for Dry Eye

                                Elyse J. McGlumphy, MD and Bennie H. Jeng, MD

Chapter 18            The “Eyelid Facial”: A Review of Meibomian Gland Heat
                                Treatments LipiFlow, MiBo Thermoflo, and
                                Intense Pulsed Light

                                Morgan R. Godin, MD; Preeya K. Gupta, MD; and Terry Kim, MD

Chapter 19            Acupuncture for Dry Eye: The Role of Integrative Medicine as an
                                Adjunctive Treatment

                                Siwei Zhou, MD and Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD, LAc

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About the Editors

Francis S. Mah, MD has practiced ophthalmology since 2000 with an emphasis in corneal, laser, and cataract surgery.
After undergraduate studies at Cornell University and Dartmouth College, he attended the Medical College of Ohio, graduating at the top of his class. After a residency which included a year as chief resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he earned a fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery and went on to participate in the clinical research training program. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Mah received numerous awards, such as the Pharmacia and Upjohn Outstanding Resident Award and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award.

Upon completion of his training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Mah joined the school’s faculty, serving as director of the Clinical Vision Research Center and the Charles T. Campbell Ophthalmic Microbiology Laboratory, codirector of the Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Service, and director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Mah also served as medical director of the Center for Organ Recovery & Education Eye Bank and as team ophthalmologist for the National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dr. Mah is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles ranging from dry eye to LASIK surgery to infectious diseases of the external eye. He has published numerous abstracts and delivered a wide range of presentations on 6 continents. Dr. Mah serves in several leadership positions, including chair of the Cornea Clinical Committee, and as a member of the US Food and Drug Administration Committee for American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and as cochair of the Cornea Preferred Practice Patterns for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He also completed a 5-year term as the Executive Vice President of Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group.

Currently, Dr. Mah is the director of the Cornea and External Disease Service, and codirector of the Refractive Surgery Service at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California.
Michelle K. Rhee, MD is a cornea and cataract surgeon, with special interests in dry eye, eye banking, and contact lens safety. She is an associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the medical director of the Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration in New York, and the president of the Eye and Contact Lens Association (CLAO). Following studies in piano, cello, and music composition at the Juilliard School, Dr. Rhee graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University. She was selected for the early admission humanities and medicine program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr. Rhee completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by cornea fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She also completed training at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in medical acupuncture for physicians.

Dr. Rhee serves on the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmic News and Education Network, the Preferred Practice Pattern Cornea Panel, and was selected for the 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program. She also chairs the scientific program committee of the Eye Bank Association of America. She has a secondary appointment in the department of medical education at the Icahn School of Medicine, where she directed an ophthalmology elective for medical students. In addition to authoring articles, Dr. Rhee has lectured nationally and internationally on contact lens safety, eye banking, and cataract and refractive surgery.