Q&A with Dr. Rosenblatt
Dr. Michael Rosenblatt Answers Your Eye Care Questions
Why did they change the name from Dry Eye Disease to Ocular Surface Disease?
We are seeing it’s not just a tearing issue per se, but patients have problems with the surface of the eye as well. We added the word disease because we wanted the public to think more seriously about this condition.
We wanted to move away from the term “dry eye” because patients would come in and have a tissue constantly in their hands to wipe their eyes due to excessive tearing and so when we say to them that they have dry eye, it doesn’t make sense to them.