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Got dry eyes? EmpowHer is working on an expert interview - Submit your questions now!

By May 4, 2009 - 1:38pm
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If you have a problem with dry eyes and would like to ask a question, please post your question here.

Right now I'm working on scheduling an interview with one of the nation's leading dry eye experts and am looking to get your questions answered.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


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The interview went great. It will be posted as soon as possible. Thanks for some great questions.

- Todd

May 6, 2009 - 11:48am

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for posting this great question. I just added it to my list of questions and will ask Dr. Latkany for you.

Have a wonderful evening and thanks for advocating for your friend. She's lucky to have you in her life.


May 5, 2009 - 10:49pm
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Hi--I'm asking for a friend of mine who has a mild case of dry eyes but she didn't have the time today to log on and post so I'll do it for her. She wants to get those contacts that you wear only at night that somehow make your eyes not need glasses during the day. But her eye doctor said her eyes are somewhat dry so he's having a hard time getting a proper fit for the contacts. He said it's not bad enough to go on medication but she is frustrated. Could you please ask Dr. Latkany if there are any natural approaches to dealing with dry eyes? For example, if any vitamins, minerals, supplements, and/or change in diet can help? Will drinking more water help? Thanks so much!

May 5, 2009 - 10:18pm

Alysiak & Alison,

Thank you for those great questions. I will make sure they are on my interview list.


May 5, 2009 - 5:06pm

My mother (now 80) had dry eye. Is this condition connected in any way to macular degeneration?

May 5, 2009 - 4:46pm

This sounds interesting! I would be interested in learning if there is any association between dry eyes and nutrition/diet.

Also, what is the spectrum of conditions known as "dry eye", as I'm sure there is mild to severe symptoms; some diagnosable or chronic and others perhaps more seasonal or acute?


May 5, 2009 - 2:21pm

I just scheduled our interview with Dr. Latkany, MD, from the The Dry Center at Physician Eyecare of New York tomorrow morning. So if you have a Dry Eye question, please post it and I'll add it to my list.




More About Dr. Robert Latkany:

Dr Robert Latkany is the first New York Eye Doctor to devote a significant portion of his practice to the treatment of dry eyes and blepharitis. He founded and is the director of the Dry Eye Clinic at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, the first Dry Eye Clinic in the tri-state area.

In his private office in midtown Manhattan Dr. Latkany specializes in treating patients with Dry Eyes, Blepharitis, Pterygium, Pingueculum, Corneal Ulcers, Corneal Scars, Corneal swelling requiring Corneal Transplantation, Stem Cell deficiency, poorly healing Epithelial Defects (non-healing skin-defects in the eye) that may require Amniotic Membrane Transplants, Ocular Rosacea, and Styes.

Dr. Latkany is also available for second opinions on any eye problems.

Dr. Robert Latkany is a board certified and Cornea & External Disease Fellowship Trained Ophthalmologist. He graduated from Columbia University and the Boston University School of Medicine. He did his Residency
Training and Fellowship Training at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Latkany is actively involved in Dry Eye research and lectures nationally and internationally. He has published several professional papers and has filed two patents. In addition, Dr. Latkany's book, The Dry Eye Remedy, the first book ever written about dry eyes to the general public has sold almost 20,000 copies in the first year.

May 5, 2009 - 2:08pm
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