Deepon Kar, OD
Dr. Kar is from Calgary, Alberta. She started her healthcare career in academic research by successfully completing a Master’s degree in Neuroscience at the Cumming School of Medicine in Calgary in 2012. She then graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2019 with a special interest in dry eye disease management and specialty contact lenses.
Dr. Kar moved to Lethbridge, Alberta to provide optometric care to the rural community. When she’s not looking after her patient’s eye care needs or joining her co-hosts on the Four Eyes Podcast, you can find her exploring the local trails and eateries in Lethbridge, and searching for a rescue dog to add to her family!
A Guide to Optic Disc Abnormalities with Cheat Sheet
Learn how optometrists can identify, diagnose, and treat optic disc abnormalities. Download the cheat sheet with clinical photographs and disease breakdowns.
The Role of Intense Pulsed Light in Dry Eye Management
IPL has become increasingly important to optometrists as a second-stage treatment for dry eye disease, particularly in improving meibomian gland dysfunction.
The Latest in Therapeutic Eyewear and Lenses for Dry Eye Disease
Dry eye disease is a multifactorial condition that may require concurrent therapies. Discover how optometrists can improve treatments for dry eye patients with therapeutic eyewear and lenses.
The Role of Macular Pigment Optical Density in Ocular Health
Discover the importance of macular pigment for optimal ocular health as well as its role in various ocular diseases.
Guide to Common Macula Findings with OCT with Downloadable Cheat Sheet
Learn the clinical indications and common uses for OCT imaging in clinical practice, specifically as it pertains to macular pathology.
How Radiofrequency Can Be Used to Treat Dry Eyes
The treatment of dry eye disease should be aimed at restoring and maintaining ocular surface homoeostasis. Learn how radiofrequency can reestablishing the ocular surface system and quickly reduce dry eye symptoms.
Dry Eye Diagnostic Tests Available for Patients in 2022
Today, there are a number of different tools that can help diagnose, manage, and treat dry eye. Explore the latest in diagnostic tests to add your daily clinic flow.
A Quick Guide to Dry Eye During Pregnancy
With women disproportionately affected by dry eye disease, it is important to explore the impetus and implications. This article sheds light on DED during pregnancy and beyond.
Steroid-Induced Glaucoma—Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management
Recognize the many risk factors and better diagnose, monitor, treat, and possibly prevent steroid-induced glaucoma.
OCT Angiography: Routine to Extreme
In this course, we cover the background and clinical applications of OCT angiography through five patient cases.
A Complete List of Oral Medications That Cause Dry Eye Plus Cheat Sheet
Many common oral medications can cause eye dryness as a side effect. Here are the categories of medications eyecare practitioners should pay attention to in patient history—plus a downloadable cheat sheet!
The Role of Omegas in Dry Eye Disease and Management
Omega-3 fatty acids have been considered a staple in the treatment and management of dry eye disease (DED) along with other methods for many years, but have recently been questioned by the results of the 2018 DREAM study. Here's what ODs should know about the role of omegas in dry eye treatment!
Valsalva Retinopathy: From Diagnosis to Intervention
While Valsalva retinopathy often resolves without clinical intervention, it can initially appear quite alarming. Here's what to know about this rare condition.
The Best Contact Lenses of 2021 for Presbyopia and Astigmatism
Gone are the days of eyecare professionals offering patients with astigmatism or presbyopia the limited choices of monovision soft contact lenses with readers over top, or masking astigmatism with soft multifocals.
How Hyaluronic Acid Eyedrops Fit into Dry Eye Treatment
With all the hyaluronic acid eyedrops available, it can become a daunting task trying to determine which of these specific products are the right fit for your patient’s dry eye needs.