The Ocular Surface Case Series is a quarterly video segment featuring experts in the area of ocular surface disease who discuss recent studies and their clinical experience. Christopher E. Starr, MD, FACS, of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York moderates this series and shares his pearls for treating the ocular surface.


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Punctal Occlusion

Derek Cunningham, OD, and Walt Whitley, OD, discuss the use of punctal occlusion for the management of dry eye disease. The hosts discuss the various types of plugs, identify situations in which they may be an appropriate adjunct to therapy, and talk about the evolution of punctal occlusion therapy. Then, Dr. Whitley speaks with Doug Devries, OD, about punctal occlusion and the importance of managing inflammation in conjunction with its use.