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Useful resources for ocular surface disease

Cochrane reviews


Lindsley K, Matsumura S, Hatef E, Akpek EK. Interventions for chronic blepharitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012, 5: CD005556. doi: 10.1002/14651858. CD005556.pub2


Clearfield E, Muthappan V, Wang X, Kuo IC. Conjunctival autograft for pterygium. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016, 2: CD011349. doi: 10.1002/14651858. CD011349.pub2.

Dry Eye

Ervin AM, Wojciechowski R, Schein O. Punctal occlusion for dry eye syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010, 9: CD006775. doi: 10.1002/14651858. CD006775.pub2.

Herpes simplex

Wilhelmus KR. Antiviral treatment and other therapeutic interventions for herpes simplex virus epithelial keratitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015, 1:CD002898. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002898. pub5.

Squamous cell carcinoma

Gichuhi S, Irlam JH. Interventions for squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva in HIV-infected individuals. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 28; 2:CD005643. doi: 10.1002/14651858. CD005643.pub3.

Further reading

Ocular surface

Gipson IK. The ocular surface: the challenge to enable and protect vision:the Friedenwald lecture. Invest Opht Vis Sci 2007;48(10):4390; 4391–4398. Available online:

Dry eyes

Methodologies to diagnose and monitor dry eye disease: report of the Diagnostic Methodology Subcommittee of the International Dry Eye Workshop (2007). Ocul Surf. 2007;5(2):108–52. Available online:

Baudouin C, Messmer EM, et al. Revisiting the vicious circle of dry eye disease: a focus on the pathophysiology of meibomian gland dysfunction. BJO Online First, published on January 18, 2016. Available online:

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