Putting Dry Eye in Focus: Clinical Case Discussions is organized by Vindico Medical Education.
Release Date: 1/2/2018
Expiration Date: 1/1/2020
The intended audience for the activity is ophthalmologists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with ocular surface disease.
Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial disorder of the ocular surface, with nearly 30 million adults in the United States reporting symptoms. Despite its high relevance, DED is often underdiagnosed and subsequently undertreated, resulting in significant loss of patient quality of life and decreased outcomes after refractive and cataract surgery. Because patient signs and symptoms often do not correlate with the severity of DED, prompt and accurate diagnosis is essential for the initiation of optimal therapeutic and management strategies. Furthermore, the understanding of underlying chronic inflammation as a key component in the pathogenesis of DED has revolutionized protocols for initial therapy. In this live activity, held in conjunction with OSN NY 2017, experts provide review of diagnostic modalities and therapeutic strategies for the management of DED, as well as provide guidance through the presentations of challenging clinical cases for their optimal integration into clinical practice.
Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
• Describe modalities that improve the differential diagnosis of ocular surface and dry eye disease, and may result in earlier interventions.
• Evaluate dry eye treatments in various patient populations to better understand the attributes and limitations of monotherapy and combination therapy in those with specific characteristics and/or comorbidities.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.