Published: 25 November 2016 at 17:01
The third meeting of the VERU Journal Club took place on Friday 25 November 2016. Post-doctoral researcher Lavanta Farouk introduced a discussion on a recent paper that describes an association between Vitamin D deficiency and tear film dysfunction: Kurtul BE, Özer PA, Aydinli MS. The association of Vitamin D deficiency with tear film break-up time and Schirmer testing in non-Sjøgren dry eye. Eye 2015;29:1081-4.
During and following Lavanta’s presentation there was lively debate, not only on the strengths and weaknesses of the paper, but also on the Schirmer test and other clinical assessments of tear function, and vitamin D deficiency (including the role of sunlight, and therapeutic and dietary supplements).
The purpose of the Journal Club is to review papers of interest. Session leaders know that they are free to choose recent additions to the literature, ground-breaking discoveries, important reviews, their own work, or anything else that they think could possibly interest colleagues.
For more details please contact Roger J Buckley, Professor Emeritus of Ocular Medicine, Associate Director, Vision and Eye Research Unit
Faculty of Medical Science, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge