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by Andrew Matheson
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Omega 3 or flaxseed supplements for MGD
Replies: 3
Views: 3850

Re: Omega 3 or flaxseed supplements for MGD

Jeff Gilbard's research showed that a mix of 1.6g of hyper-refined fish oil and 1.0g of flax oil produces the best synergistic effect on meibum secretion in the majority of patients. His formulation Theratears Nutrition, mentioned by Charles in an earlier post has had the phyto- oestrogen content of...
by Andrew Matheson
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Control-Flow Punctal Plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 2407

Re: Control-Flow Punctal Plugs

There has been a shortage in supply until recently. Now several sizes are available. They can be prone to blocking and can sometimes be trickier to fit than standard plugs. I am based in Hampshire, near Winchester. More info on location and some informative youtube videos can be seen at our website,...
by Andrew Matheson
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Do any opticians in the UK prescribe Azyter?
Replies: 1
Views: 2082

Re: Do any opticians in the UK prescribe Azyter?

I use both oral and topical azithromycin for our mgd/blepharitis patients when appropriate. I am based in Hampshire, near Winchester. More info on location and some informative youtube videos can be seen at our website, www.matheson-optometrists.com.
by Andrew Matheson
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Problems from Injuries and Dry Eyes
Replies: 6
Views: 7031

Re: Problems from Injuries and Dry Eyes

Often we find that using a viscous gel at night such as Theratears liquid gel or Clinitas Hydrate means the eyes get protection, while still being able to be taped shut as they are not greasy. Additionally really working on your dry eye management during waking hours is a good idea, so that the eye ...
by Andrew Matheson
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Omega 3 Article in Newspaper
Replies: 1
Views: 3707

Re: Omega 3 Article in Newspaper

Its very difficult to make sense of all the conflicting statistics in cases like this. Various previous studies have apparently shown the opposite, a protective effect. The COX-2 inflammatory system may be linked to prostate cancer risk and is suppressed by omega 3 intake, for example. Part of the p...
by Andrew Matheson
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Professionals Area
Topic: Dry Eye Specialists
Replies: 1
Views: 6540

Dry Eye Specialists

My name is Andrew Matheson, I am a specialist therapeutic optometrist located in Hampshire, specialising in Dry Eye management, Medical Retina and Glaucoma. Our practices are in Alresford, Petersfield, Liphook, Grayshott, Four Marks, Purbrook and Denmead. I am pleased to answer any questions on dry ...
by Andrew Matheson
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: LipiFlow System
Replies: 3
Views: 6844

Re: LipiFlow System

Hi Bob, although we specialise in dry eye treatment, we are like you, waiting to hear more unbiased reports from people who have used the system. The equipment costs £60,000 plus vat to buy so you want to know it works before commiting yourself to this sort of purchase. This is why it is so expensiv...
by Andrew Matheson
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Say Hello!
Replies: 17
Views: 42477

Re: Say Hello!

My name is Andrew Matheson, I am a specialist therapeutic optometrist located in Hampshire, specialising in Dry Eye management, Medical Retina and Glaucoma. Our practices are in Alresford, Petersfield, Liphook, Grayshott, Four Marks, Purbrook and Denmead. I am pleased to answer any questions on dry ...