Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Newsflash: Tear Osmolarity Is Now Covered By Medicare

Skyvision Centers is the top referral center for the treatment of Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disease in the Cleveland area. Dr. Darrell White has been a leader in the development of diagnostic and treatment protocols in these clinical areas for more than 10 years. Along with his partners Dr. Scott Schlegel and Dr. Gregory Kaye, Dr. White introduced Tear Osmolarity using the TearLab instrument to Northeast Ohio in March 2010.

"We are delighted to let people know that Tear Osmolarity, testing the level of 'saltiness' in our tears, is now covered by Medicare. In order to perform this test Skyvision obtained its certification as a CLIA laboratory. We are very proud to have achieved this, and we are very pleased that this news will make Tear Osmolarity available to more of our patients."

This test is important not only in making the diagnosis of Dry Eye, but in the hands of the Skyvision Centers doctors it is developing a very important role in helping to decide the proper treatment for any individual patient. Once again, Skyvision is on the cutting edge when it comes to making your eyes healthier!

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