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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.

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. 8 September 2015 Razor blades. Jabbing needles. Barbed wire. Screaming, howling, red-hot-poker-in-the-eye pain. The impulse to gouge... Read More »

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WHAT IS OCULOFACIAL PAIN SYNDROME?

THE INVISIBLE SUICIDE-PROVOKING EYE PAIN Background You are the 7th doctor Jane is consulting to find some relief from five years of merciless, burning and piercing eye pain that can spread to her head and face and sometimes jaws.  Exposure to the dimmest light increases her burning eye pain.  Jane’s list of past treatments fills... Read More »

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BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY PUBLISHES DR. ROSENTHAL’S NEW DRY EYE THEORY AND WHAT HE CALLS OCULOFACIAL PAIN

Ocular neuropathic pain Perry Rosenthal,1David Borsook2   ABSTRACT As the biological alarm of impending or actual tissue damage, pain is essential for our survival. However, when it is initiated and/or sustained by dysfunctional elements in the nociceptive system, it is itself a disease known as neuropathic pain. While the critical nociceptive system provides a number... Read More »

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The Scandal of LASIK and the FDA

Consider a surgical procedure performed on a healthy organ critical to our ability to function that is performed for patients’ convenience/cosmesis and provides no medical benefits. Shouldn’t it be safe? LASIK and PRK performed for the convenience of avoiding the need to wearing spectacles or contact lenses is not only dangerous, the industry abetted by the... Read More »

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Conventional Wisdom is an Obstacle to Developing Effective Treatments for Dry Eye

Dry eye surfaces cause dry eye symptoms. On the other hand, observations that chronic dry eye symptoms can be experienced by patients whose eyes have an ample supply of and occasionally overflowing supply of tears, questions the canonical belief that tears (deficient in quality and/or quantity) is the underlying disease. Although chronic Meibomian gland dysfunction... Read More »