Deepon Kar, OD

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!

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Resources
The Latest in Therapeutic Eyewear and Lenses for Dry Eye Disease
Products & Technology
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.

October 31, 2022
The Role of Macular Pigment Optical Density in Ocular Health
Clinical Guides
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.

August 30, 2022
Guide to Common Macula Findings with OCT with Downloadable Cheat Sheet
Clinical Guides
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.

July 12, 2022
How Radiofrequency Can Be Used to Treat Dry Eyes
Dry Eye
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.

March 4, 2022
Dry Eye Diagnostic Tests Available for Patients in 2022
Dry Eye
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.

November 22, 2021
A Quick Guide to Dry Eye During Pregnancy
Clinical Guides
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.

July 16, 2021
Steroid-Induced Glaucoma—Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management
Glaucoma
Steroid-Induced Glaucoma—Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management

Recognize the many risk factors and better diagnose, monitor, treat, and possibly prevent steroid-induced glaucoma.

June 16, 2021
OCT Angiography: Routine to Extreme
Diagnostics & Imaging
OCT Angiography: Routine to Extreme

In this course, we cover the background and clinical applications of OCT angiography through five patient cases.

June 10, 2021
A Complete List of Oral Medications That Cause Dry Eye Plus Cheat Sheet
Pharmaceuticals
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!

June 3, 2021
The Role of Omegas in Dry Eye Disease and Management
Clinical Guides
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!

April 29, 2021
The Role of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in Dry Eye Management
Clinical Guides
The Role of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in Dry Eye Management

Originally used in dermatology, IPL has become increasingly important as a second-stage treatment for dry eye disease due to its unexpected success in treating meibomian gland dysfunction.

February 11, 2021
Valsalva Retinopathy: From Diagnosis to Intervention
Clinical Guides
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.

February 3, 2021
The Best Contact Lenses of 2021 for Presbyopia and Astigmatism
Products & Technology
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.

January 20, 2021
How Hyaluronic Acid Eyedrops Fit into Dry Eye Treatment
Products & Technology
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.

November 11, 2020