Choosing wisely – punctal plugs for dry eyes


The final part of our Choosing Wisely campaign in conjunction with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Internal Medicine discusses dry eyes and its treatment options. For most patients, environmental modifications (sunglasses, avoid fans, humidifiers) and artificial tear supplementation is often enough – and is the best first step. The use…

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Choosing wisely – treating pink eye


The next topic in the CHOOSING WISELY campaign is in regards to “pink eye” and the use of antibiotics for its treatment. “Pink Eye” is an umbrella term for conjunctivitis – which includes bacterial, viral, and allergic conjunctivitis. Of the three types, only the bacterial type benefits from antibiotic treatment. Excessive use of antibiotics can…

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