Ocular Surface Disease




Horizon Eye Care is excited to announce the recent release of the book titled “Ocular Surface Disease” which includes a chapter written by one of our cornea and cataract specialists, Dr. Joseph Biber.Ocular_Surface_Disease_Book_Cover

Dr. Biber was selected by the leaders of the ophthalmology field to share his expertise on the management of very common conditions such as dry eye syndrome, blepharitis, and allergic eye disease, in his chapter titled “classification of Ocular Surface Disease”. Dr. Biber said “I was very honored to be a part of such an impressive group of authors and contribute to the leading textbook in the field. This guide for ophthalmologists and eye care providers defines and outlines various state-of-art treatment plans for conditions that effects millions of patients worldwide. The conditions, such as dry eye and blepharitis, addressed in this book are challenging conditions for patients to live with and ones that as eye-care providers we try each day to help and improve their symptoms and quality of life”

“Dry Eye Syndrome is a broad term encompassing several different causes and underlying conditions that result in patients with burning, stinging, redness, tearing, and blurry vision. Dry eye affects an estimated 20.7 million people in the United States and is one of the most common reasons that people visit their eye doctor. Nearly 40 percent of Americans experience symptoms of dry eye on a regular basis. Dry Eye is typically defined as either an inflammatory problem with not enough tears or a problem with poor quality of tears. As doctors, our understanding of dry eye as well as our treatment options has improved significantly within the last 5 years. Treatment options include artificial tear solutions as well as specially designed anti-inflammatory medicines. It is a problem that affects more than 50% of the patients that I see at Horizon Eye Care daily”.

This chapter represents his seventh chapter that he has written for leading ophthalmology textbooks including Cornea. Dr. Biber also has eight papers that have been published in peer-reviewed journals highlighting his research on cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and LASIK. Dr. Biber has also presented his experience in over twenty presentations at world-wide meetings including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Symposium and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Annual Meeting.

Joseph M. Biber, M.D.

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