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Managing Dry Eye Symptoms With Warm Compresses

by David Kading, OD, FAAO, Mile Brujic, OD

A number of studies examine the effects of warm compresses for the treatment of dry eye disease. To be therapeutically beneficial, research shows that the patient's inner eyelid should reach a temperature of 40°C. This video explains how to educate patients about the at-home “bundle method” to maintain an ideal level of heat for warm compresses.