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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 Role of Omegas in Dry Eye Disease and Management
Eyecare April 29th, 2021
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!

The Role of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in Dry Eye Management
Eyecare February 11th, 2021
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.

Valsalva Retinopathy: From Diagnosis to Intervention
Eyecare February 3rd, 2021
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
Eyecare January 20th, 2021
The Best Contact Lenses of 2021 for Presbyopia and Astigmatism

Gone are the days of eye care 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
Eyecare November 11th, 2020
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.

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