1) Study: Association Between Sleep Positions and Dry Eye Disease (DED).
Conclusions: Sleeping on one's stomach may increase the risk of DED symptoms compared to sleeping on one's back or side. Healthcare providers should consider inquiring about sleep position when evaluating patients with DED symptoms, and patients should be advised to avoid sleeping on their stomach if they experience DED symptoms. Further research is needed to elucidate the mechanisms underlying this association.
Source: Eye & Contact Lens. 2021 Sep 1;47(5):346-51.
2) Study: Combination Therapy of Meibomian Gland Probing and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease.
Conclusions: Combined Meibomian Gland Probing and IPL therapy is an effective treatment option for DED, as it can improve meibomian gland function, tear film stability, and subjective symptoms while reducing corneal staining.
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 2021 Feb 1;44(1):101363.
Dr Kambiz Silani
Chief Clinical Director