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How TFOS brought dry eye to the forefront of optometry

Nowadays, you are unlikely to read a journal or go to a meeting without hearing the importance of dry eye disease in our practices and for our surgical patients. This was not always the case.

I want to introduce you to the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) and the brains behind it: David Sullivan, PhD, and his family— Rose, Ben, and Amy—who dedicate their lives to help us better understand dry eye disease.

01/08/2016, Optometry Times

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The Amazing Sullivans

I’ve had the pleasure of highlighting the accomplishments of many individuals. Yet, I’ve never had occasion to acknowledge the accomplishments of an entire family, at least not until now.
A few weeks ago I wrote about DEWS-II and TFOS, the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (http://www.tearfilm.org/), an organization that has led our understanding of dry eye and ocular surface disease.

14/09/2015, Review of Optometry® > Optometric Physician™

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Folkesykdommen tørre øyne

Tørre øyne kan medføre svært ulike tegn og symptomer. Dette bør du være obs på.

Tørre øyne, eller tørt øye-syndrom, er en multifaktoriell sykdom som affiserer tårene og øyets overflate, ifølge Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS).

10/09/2015, Abcnyheter

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In the blink of an eye

Some people suffer eye pain so excruciating they feel suicidal, yet ophthalmologists see nothing wrong. Meet the 82-year-old doctor whose radical idea about the real source of this pain is turning heads.

In 2013, the nonprofit Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society launched an international public awareness campaign, Think Blink, about the importance of blinking regularly to maintain healthy eyes. The official campaign song ‘Blink Around the World’, a high-energy dance anthem sung by Italian pop star Sabrina, wouldn’t have been out of place in the Eurovision Song Contest.

08/09/2015, Mosaic - The Science of Life

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GoINPHARMA™ meets Amy Gallant Sullivan Executive Director TFOS™

GoINPHARMA™: Amy, what is TFOS™ and what has been the journey so far?

Amy Gallant Sullivan: TFOS™ is a world leader in eye health education. Dr. David A. Sullivan, of Schepens Eye Research Institute & Harvard Medical School, founded TFOS™ in Boston, a concept he envisioned while he was a graduate student at Dartmouth Medical School...

23/04/2015, GoINPHARMA

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Shire Submits Application to the U.S. FDA for Approval of Lifitegrast for Treatment of Dry Eye Disease in Adults

...About Dry Eye Disease

As defined by the 2007 Dry Eye WorkShop ("DEWS"), sponsored by the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS), dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface.

07/03/2015, CNNMoney

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Screen younger patients for dry eye

Recently, I shared my dry eye protocol. I hope you found it is an effective, efficient way to look for and treat dry eye disease in your practice. You will also have to decide whom to screen.

16/01/2015, Optometry Times

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Comfort and satisfaction in contact lens wearers

Dimple Shah examines ways to elicit and monitor symptoms in contact lens wearers and help prevent them from dropping out

06/11/2014, Optician

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Changing dry eye management

OT’s Ryan O’Hare reports on how TearLab is using osmolarity as a marker for dry eye, and the potential for changing how the condition is managed in the community

28/10/2014, Optometry Today

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What influences comfort and contact lens wear?

This year’s BCLA conference offered a timely reminder of the ongoing investigation by TFOS into factors influencing comfort and contact lens wear

05/09/2014, Optician

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Examining the symptoms, causes, and treatments of contact lens discomfort

A review of the TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort

18/08/2014, Optometry Times

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Opticians Association of Massachusetts Hosts Spring Conference
21/05/2014, Vision Monday

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TearLab’s Seph Jensen Appointed to TFOS Corporate Advisory Board

05/05/2014, Eye Wire Today

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Not a dry eye in the house
January 2014 issue, New You Magazine

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New definition at TFOS

01/11/2013, Optician Online

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Contact lens discomfort may soon be history
22/10/2013, Truthdive

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Contact Lens Discomfort: What Is It, Why Does It Occur, How Can It Be Treated?
21/10/2013, Science Daily

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Blink Around the World
21/10/2013, Burbank Vision

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Contact lens discomfort: what is it, why does it occur and how can it be treated?
Workshop report offers framework for getting answers

21/10/2013, ARVO The Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology

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Blink Around The World Campaign Is Everyday
03/09/2013, The Optical Vision Site

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TFOS Global Campaign Promotes Blink Around the World
29/08/2013, National Keratoconus Foundation via fb

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TFOS Global Campaign Promotes Blink Around the World
29/08/2013, Ocular Surface News

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Blink Once for Dry Eye, Blink Twice for Eye Health Research. Video-centered Campaign Puts Blinking in the Spotlight.
19/08/2013, VISION MONDAY

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Aiuta il mondo a vedere, partecipa anche tu all'iniziativa promossa da TFOS: scarica il brano #BlinkAroudTheWorld e carica il tuo video.
29/07/2013, Telecom Italia via fb
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The TFOS International Report on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, published as a special IOVS issue last March, was just named the Event of the Year 2011 by the Contact Lens Spectrum

31/01/2012
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Meibomian gland dysfunction: From theory to daily ophthalmic practicePremium IOLs a challenge to adopt into cataract practice
06/01/2012, OPTHALMOLOGY TIMES EUROPE DECEMBER ISSUE
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Premium IOLs a challenge to adopt into cataract practice
10/12/2011, OCULAR SURGERY NEWS U.S. EDITION
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TearScience Gains U.S. FDA Clearance for the LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System for Treating Evaporative Dry Eye
28/07/2011, Financial Post
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The first global consensus report on meibomian gland dysfunction
06/07/2011, 7th Space Interactive
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American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry
06/07/2011, American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry Facebook page
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Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS)
06/07/2011, APACRS website
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IOVS publishes consensus findings on meibomian gland dysfunction
06/07/2011, e! Science News
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TFOS publishes report on the diagnosis and management of MGD
06/07/2011, eyeworld.org

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Rivista IOVS pubblica il primo rapporto globale consenso su MGD

06/07/2011, news-medical.net

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IOVS Publishes Consensus Findings On Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
06/07/2011, RedOrbit NEWS
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International Workshop Previews MGD Report
06/07/2011, Review of Ophthalmology
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Leveling the ocular surface disease playing field
06/07/2011, eyeworld.org
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Consensus Findings On Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Published In Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
06/07/2011, Medical News Today News Article
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Meibomian Gland Dysfunction May Be At the Root of Dry Eye Syndrome

06/07/2011, Dr. Grossman's Blog
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New Report on MGD Released

06/07/2011, Sight Nation
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TFOS MGD Report
06/07/2011, Primary Care Section, American Academy of Optometry's Facebook Profile
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Review targets MGD

01/05/2011, Ophthalmology Times
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Progress in Unraveling Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
01/05/2011, Dry Eye Dx and Tx
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TFOS Publishes the MGD Report

01/05/2011,The Dry Eye Review
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TFOS releases global consensus report on meibomian gland dysfunction
06/04/2011, Dalton and Associates Blog

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Dr Trevor Gray's Updates
06/04/2011, Eyeopener
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International Workshop on MGD
04/04/2011, The Dry Eye Digest
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MGD Redefined: International Workshop on MGD Report Available
03/04/2011, Contact Lenses Today
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IOVS journal publishes first global consensus report on MGD
01/04/2011, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
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Progress Toward a Better Understanding of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

01/04/2011, Ophthalmology Management

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IOVS Publishes Consensus Findings on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

01/04/2011, Organized Wisdom .com

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The report from the international workshop on meibomian gland dysfunction is published.

31/03/2011, Ocula.info
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Consensus Findings On Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Published In Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

31/03/2011, BioPortfolio.com

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Consensus Findings On Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Published In Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
31/03/2011, HealthNews
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Consensus Findings on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Published

30/03/2011, Science Daily
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IOVS Publishes Consensus Findings on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

30/03/2011, Science Newsline
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IOVS Publishes Consensus Findings on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

06/02/2011, Newswise

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Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Gains New Attention
06/02/2011, ISRS Refractive Surgery Outlook

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IOVS publishes consensus findings on meibomian gland dysfunction

06/02/2011, Physorg.com

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International Workshop Previews MGD Report
6/11/2010, Review of Optometry
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