The Ocular Surface Case Series is a quarterly video segment featuring experts in the area of ocular surface disease who discuss recent studies and their clinical experience. Christopher E. Starr, MD, FACS, of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York moderates this series and shares his pearls for treating the ocular surface.


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Allergen Awareness

by Matthew Zirwas, MD, Nancy J. Samolitis, MD

DermTube Journal Club host Nancy Samolitis, MD asks Matthew Zirwas, MD what dermatologists should know about contact allergens. Dr. Zirwas discusses emerging allergens, including glucosides. These surfactants are plant-based and tend to be non-irritating, so they're becoming popular in many cosmeceuticals and natural products, and dermatologists are seeing an increase in the number of patients showing allergies. He also discusses the increasing popularity of essential body oils and the uptick in contact allergies to the oils. Plus, an overview of treatment options.

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