One of the most common diseases seen by cornea specialists is dry eye. The telltale signs of redness, irritation, foreign body sensation and tearing are recognizable to these trained professionals, and there’s no shortage of patients seeking treatment. However, there are instances when a patient doesn’t respond to traditional dry-eye therapy or develops severe symptoms practically overnight, suggesting there’s something else going on. Cornea specialists are challenged by rare conditions, including autoimmune and infectious diseases, that can manifest as ocular surface problems, and must play detective to determine the root cause and best path forward to bring relief to these patients—many of whom were unaware of their actual disease. Read More