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Treating Demodex in Younger Patients

by Leslie O'Dell, OD, Whitney Hauser, OD

Whitney Hauser, OD, speaks with Leslie O’Dell, OD, regarding the problem of Demodex. Though it is typically only a condition in older patients, it has been observed more and more in younger eyes. Dr. Hauser describes specific cases of patients with contact lens intolerance, and how after Demodex treatment was initiated, contact wear significantly improved. She says it is important for physicians to take the time to examine lid margins on all patients, regardless of age, to ensure any signs of Demodex are identified.

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