Dry Eye Disease: Contact Lens Update Explores “New News” Since TFOS DEWS II

TFOS global ambassadors Jennifer Craig and Scott Schachter deliver new insights relevant to the investigation and management of dry eye disease in clinical practice

WATERLOO, Ontario, June 8, 2020—The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published issue number 54 of its free online education magazine, Contact Lens Update. Focused on translating research into practice, this edition reviews new information and insights generated since the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Dry Eye Workshop II (TFOS DEWS II) reports were published in 2017.

Jennifer Craig

Jennifer Craig, associate professor and head of the Ocular Surface Laboratory at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, provides an extensive update in her editorial. She describes how TFOS DEWS II has helped dry eye practice move forward, as well as covering several new and interesting avenues of research.

Scott Schachter

Scott Schachter calls on his experience running a private practice in California focused on ocular surface disease and serving as an adjunct clinical professor at Marshall B. Ketchum University. He explains the results from three papers that examine the visual impact of dry eye disease, producing clinically relevant advice for use by eye care professionals.

Both Jennifer and Scott are actively involved in generating new research in the field, and examples from both experts are shared in the conference highlight section of the issue.

Practitioner reference

The issue’s clinical insight factsheet provides important information on the use of preserved and non-preserved artificial tears. Based on an extensive literature review conducted by the Centre for Ocular Research & Education’s (CORE) Karen Walsh, professional education team leader, and Lyndon Jones, director, this update is designed to be printed and used by clinicians to guide evidence-based decisions for their dry eye patients.

Published six times per year, Contact Lens Update provides a global platform for unbiased clinical insights based in current research. Since 2011, each issue has provided dependable and up-to-date ocular health information for more than 60,000 leading eye care professionals.

In addition to a complete archive of back issues, ContactLensUpdate.com offers a resource library that provides no-cost professional tools, patient resources, images and video. It also houses complimentary technical training videos produced by International Association of Contact Lens Educators, plus an industry glossary. Industry professionals can access the latest issue directly from ContactLensUpdate.com or quickly sign up for email receipt of future issues.

The publication receives support from the educational arms of Alcon, CooperVision, and Johnson & Johnson Vision.

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About the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)

The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) was established in 1988 at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science. Over the next three decades, the organization evolved from a three-person operation into a thriving hub of basic and applied research, collaborating with sponsors, agencies and academia on advanced biosciences, clinical research and education. Its uncompromising independence and results of the highest quality have been at the heart of many of the most prominent advances in eye health. Today, its approximately 50-person team serves a range of ophthalmic sectors, including medical devices, ocular pharmaceuticals, digital technology and others, with a focus on the anterior segment. For more information, please visit core.uwaterloo.ca.



Aimee J. Lewis or Mike McDougall, APR, Fellow PRSA, McDougall Communications for CORE
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