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A CCh Case Study: Addressing the Real Cause of Conjunctivochalasis (CCh)

An optometrist in my office referred a 69-year-old male patient, who for years had been treated for dryeye with RESTA-SIS, and occasionally Lotemax. At the time, he also wore scleral lenses to try to combat his dry eye. After years of struggling and trying different treatments, he still had no relief. Upon examination, the patient Read More…

A Safe, Effective Procedure for Conjunctivochalasis

For many patients suffering from constant eye irritation, redness, and swelling, their symptoms can affect their daily activities and work. By the time I see some patients with these types of symptoms, many have already been to numerous doctors and tried all types of medications and artificial tears with no relief. Although these symptoms may Read More…

Dry Eye CCH: It’s a Tenon’s Problem

An estimated 3.2 million women and 1.68 million men age 50 and over are affected by Dry Eye Disease, and the demographics are growing rapidly among Baby Boomers who work on computers all day. Dry Eye can be quite uncomfortable for patients and tends to get worse if left untreated, leading to pain, scarring, and Read More…

Part 1: Conjunctivochalasis (CCh) Dry Eye: The Reservoir Restoration Procedure for CCh

In part one of a two part series, Arla Genstler, MD, discusses Conjunctivochalasis (CCH) Dry Eye and how it’s diagnosed, and introduces us to the Reservoir Restoration Procedure for CCH. What is Conjunctivochalasis (CCh) Dry Eye? Dr. Genstler: Conjunctivochalasis (CCh) is a mechanical problem caused by the degeneration of the Tenon’s Capsule due to high matrix Read More…

Part 2: Conjunctivochalasis (CCh) Dry Eye: The Reservoir Restoration Procedure for CCh

In part one of a two part series, Arla Genstler, MD discussed Conjunctivochalasis (CCh) Dry Eye andhow it’s diagnosed, and introduced the Reservoir Restoration Procedure for CCh. Here, she speaks in more depth about this procedure and its clinical results. What are the keys to performing the Reservoir Restoration Procedure for CCh? Dr. Genstler: The Read More…

Identifying Conjunctivochalasis: The Importance of Restoring the Tear Reservoir for Patients with This Condition

I was an early adopter of identifying conjunctivochalasis (CCh) and addressing it as a true pathologic condition from which our patients suffer. Conjunctivochalasis dry eye, as it is often called, is truly a misnomer. While CCh contributes to dry eye symptoms, it is a separate entity from the “standard dry eye” that we see in Read More…

Reservoir Restoration Technique for Conjunctivochalasis

A Solution for Mechanically Induced Dry Eye Conjunctivochalasis (CCh), a late-term sequellae of chronic ocular surface disease, is a commonly occurring culprit in tear-film and visual instability. It has been erroneously described as redundant non-edematous bulbar conjunctiva. However, it is not a primary disease of the conjunctiva at all, nor is there an excess of Read More…

Restoring the Reservoir

Introducing an “unparalleled” treatment for one root cause of stubborn dry eye It is estimated that 100 million people are affected by dry eye globally. These individuals make up a large portion of the ophthalmic patient population, presenting with irritation, discomfort, light sensitivity, and uctuating vision. But despite our best efforts, there are some who Read More…