Dr. Paul M. Karpecki on his Go-To Choice for Punctum Plugs


“My practice has changed greatly,” states Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO, while speaking about emerging technologies in the treatment of dry eye during a 2015 reception hosted by Paragon BioTeck, Inc.


Despite the many advancements Karpecki mentions...

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Trick or Treatment: Combatting Fall Allergies


Fall is a time of damp streets and changing colors, when the bright pinks and oranges of spring and summer give way to the rusts and ambers of falling leaves. So if all those vibrant, pollen-filled plants are gone and even the trees are giving...

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Sports Eye Safety for the Win!


Now that it’s October, we’ll be celebrating Eye Injury Prevention month, but before we do that, let’s look at another important subject: eye injuries in sports. Prevent Blindness America designates September as Sports Eye Safety Month.  

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Melissa Barnett, OD, Discusses Lid Hygiene in Women in Optometry


In an article released earlier this year by Women in Optometry, Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, states that while she has noticed increasing awareness of the importance of eyelid hygiene, there are still too few doctors discussing this important...

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Dry Eye Disease: Finding the Right Treatment


The first two parts of our series on dry eye disease discussed the many causes and symptoms of the condition. In the third and final installment, we discuss available treatment options.

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Can You Foresee Dry Eye Disease? Know the Symptoms


In the first part of our series on dry eye disease, we discussed the many causes of the condition. Now we’ll turn our focus to the symptoms that sufferers are likely to experience and how proper diagnosis is key to your treatment regimen.

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Hyaluronic Acid: The Facts


If someone were to ask you what sunscreen has in common with eye surgery, we wouldn’t fault you for not knowing. Not many do. The answer is hyaluronic acid. That might not sound too interesting at first, but this substance is quite amazing. In...

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What is Dry Eye Disease?


Dry eye disease, also referred to as dry eye syndrome, or simply dry eye, is a chronic disease estimated to affect more than 26 million Americans. Dry eye can occur when eyes do not produce the necessary quantity or quality of tears....

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Paragon BioTeck, Inc. Announces Call for 2017 Koch Kellan Scholarship Applicants


Award supports a graduate medical student committed to pursuing a clinical, teaching or research career in ophthalmology

PORTLAND, Ore. – September 1, 2016 – Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical and medical device company,...

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Dry Eye article by Whitney Hauser, OD, published in CRST


A recent Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today article by Whitney Hauser, OD, “Modalities for Managing Dry Eye Disease,” discusses the growing recognition of the seriousness and prevalence of dry eye disease. As Dr. Hauser points out, as the dry...

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