Recommended Reading

We have compiled a list of books and articles that we believe are important to a better understanding of Dry Eye Syndrome and related co-morbidities.


Your Dry Eye Mystery Solved: Reversing Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, Restoring Hope
By Steven L. Maskin, MD. With Natalia A. Warren, MBA, MHA
Yale University Press Health & Wellness.
Paperback. June 7, 2022
UK, Europe and Overseas

Reversing Dry Eye Syndrome: Practical Ways to Improve Your Comfort, Vision, and Appearance
Steven L. Maskin (Author), Scheffer C.G. Tseng (Foreword), Pamela Thomas (Contributor)
Yale University Press Health & Wellness.
Paperback. May 28, 2007
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Amniotic membrane transplantation for symptomatic conjunctivochalasis refractory to medical treatments
Meller D, Maskin SL, Pires RT, Tseng SC.
2000 Nov;19(6):796-803.
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Analysis of meibum before and after intraductal meibomian gland probing in eyes with obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction
Nakayama N, Kawashima M, Kaido M, Arita R, Tsubota K.
2015 Oct;34(10):1206-8. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000558.
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Clinical research on intraductal meibomian gland probing in the treatment of patients with meibomian gland dysfunction
Qin Dongju,Liu Hui,Xu Jianjiang
Chinese Journal of Optometry, Ophthalmology and Visual Science
2014, Vol. 16. Issue (10): 615-621 DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.1674-845X.2014.10.009
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Effect of ocular surface reconstruction by using amniotic membrane transplant for symptomatic conjunctivochalasis on fluorescein clearance test results
Maskin SL.
2008 Jul;27(6):644-9. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e31815e723f.
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The impact of conjunctivochalasis on dry eye symptoms and signs
Chhadva P, Alexander A, McClellan AL, McManus KT, Seiden B, Galor A.
Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
2015 May 1;56(5):2867-71. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-16337.
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Intraductal meibomian gland probing for the treatment of blepharitis
Fermon S, Zaga IH, Alvarez Melloni D.
Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
2015 Feb;90(2):76-80. doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2014.04.014. Epub 2014 Jul 5.
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Intraductal meibomian gland probing in the management of ocular rosacea
Wladis EJ.
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2012 Nov-Dec;28(6):416-8. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3182627ebc
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Intraductal meibomian gland probing relieves symptoms of obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction
Maskin SL.
2010 Oct;29(10):1145-52. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181d836f3
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Lacrimal function and ocular complications in patients treated with systemic isotretinoin
Bozkurt B, Irkeç MT, Atakan N, Orhan M, Geyik PO.
European Journal of Ophthalmology
2002 May-Jun;12(3):173-6.
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Meibomian gland morphology and tear osmolarity: changes with Accutane therapy
Mathers WD, Shields WJ, Sachdev MS, Petroll WM, Jester JV.
1991 Jul;10(4):286-90
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Omega-3 essential fatty acids therapy for Dry Eye Syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies
Liu A, Ji J.
Medical Science Monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research
2014 Sep 6;20:1583-9. doi: 10.12659/MSM.891364.
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A new approach for better comprehension of diseases of the ocular surface
Baudouin C.
Journal français d’ophtalmologie
2007 Mar;30(3):239-46.
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Second opinions often lead to recommended changes
Frellick M.
Medscape Medical News
May 29, 2015
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Sleep deprivation reduces tear secretion and impairs the tear film
Lee YB, Koh JW, Hyon JY, Wee WR, Kim JJ, Shin YJ.
Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
2014 May 15;55(6):3525-31. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-13881
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Surgery of the conjunctiva
Yokoi N, Inatomi T, Kinoshita S.
Development in Ophthalmology
2008;41:138-58. doi: 10.1159/000131086.
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The treatment of dry eyes
J P Whitcher
British Journal of Ophthalmology
2004 May; 88(5): 603–604. doi: 10.1136/bjo.2003.040022 PMCID: PMC1772141
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Treatment of ocular rosacea with once-daily low-dose doxycycline
Sobolewska B, Doycheva D, Deuter C, Pfeffer I, Schaller M, Zierhut M.
2014 Mar;33(3):257-60. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000051.
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What is the value of incorporating tear osmolarity measurement in assessing patient response to therapy in Dry Eye Disease?
Francisco Amparo, Yiping Jin, Pedram Hamrah, Debra A. Schaumberg, Reza Dana
American Journal of Ophthalmology
2014 Jan;157(1):69-77.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2013.07.019. Epub 2013 Sep 21
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Why the eye becomes dry: a cornea and lacrimal gland feedback model
Mathers WD.
The CLAO Journal : official publication of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
2000 Jul;26(3):159-65
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