OD News Articles

Four times a year our doctors share insights on various topics in OD News, our newsletter for optometry. I hope you find this information interesting and helpful to your practice.

If you have not received certain articles, or wish to review past topics, the entire archive is available on this page. As medical eye care continues to advance and change, some information will undoubtedly be supplanted by new knowledge.


David Stanfield, OD OD Director

4th January 2019

Dry Eye and Non-cataract Glare

by Tessa Plana, OD Anchorage, AK

The glare of bright lights is a common symptom of cataracts. Here in Alaska where I practice, our winters are especially dark. So many of the patients I see in our clinic complain of glare at night. Although this can mimic a sign of cataracts, examination of the cataractous lens often doesn’t match the severity of symptoms. This is when further investigation is warranted. Evaluation of non-cataract glare and treatment of significant dry eye can improve cataract surgery patients’ expectations and outcomes.

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