Caroline A. Blackie, OD PhD FAAO is a scientist and a clinician. She has been a practicing optometrist since 1994. Prior to moving to the US, she completed an MPhil in Clinical Statistics. She received a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University in 2001 and an OD from UC Berkeley in 2003.
She has worked in the field of dry eye with specific focus on meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) since 2002. She has authored over 40 peer-reviewed papers on this topic. Her passion is to improve diagnosis and treatment options for patients who suffer from MGD and dry eye with an ultimate goal of generating a culture of prevention.