Special Issue "Clinical Management of Ocular Surface Disease"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Ophthalmology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 446

Special Issue Editors

Department of Clinical, Pharmaceutical and Biological Science, School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
Interests: optometry; dry eye; cornea; ocular nutrition, contact lenses; intraocular lenses
Prof. Dr. Jennifer P. Craig
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Guest Editor
1. Ocular Surface Laboratory, Department of Ophthalmology, New Zealand National Eye Centre, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2. Optometry and Vision Sciences Research Group, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
3. Centre for Ocular Research and Education, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Interests: dry eye disease; ocular surface disease; meibomian gland dysfunction; tear film; contact lenses; microbial keratitis; refractive surgery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ocular surface health is important in maintaining normal vision and may be affected by several disease processes including dry eye disease, which is now one of the most prevalent ophthalmic conditions globally. Its growth has been driven by factors including the rapid increase in the use of electronic devices and an ageing population.

Medical management of ocular surface diseases can help to reduce inflammation, resolve infection, improve the tear film, and alleviate patient symptoms. Treatment options include topical and systemic medications, light therapies, and lifestyle adjustments. Ocular surface diseases are often multifactorial and thus require a multifaceted treatment approach. The development of long-lasting therapies is vital for the effective management of the chronic ocular surface diseases.

The objective of this Special Issue on ‘Clinical Management of Ocular Surface Disease’ is to summarize the frequently encountered ocular surface diseases and the latest developments in their diagnosis and treatment as well as emerging management options.

Dr. Sandeep K. Dhallu
Prof. Dr. Jennifer P. Craig
Guest Editors

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  • ocular surface disease
  • demodex infestation
  • blepharitis
  • meibomian gland dysfunction
  • allergic conjunctivitis
  • dry eye disease
  • epithelial basement membrane dystrophy
  • Salzmann’s nodular degeneration

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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