Presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and developed in collaboration with ASiM.
These activities are supported in part by an independent education grant from Shire.
Release date: August 9, 2017
Valid through: August 9, 2019
Specialty: Cornea specialists, comprehensive ophthalmologists, and optometrists
Topic: Dry Eye
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 30 minutes per activity
These activities are intended for cornea specialists, comprehensive ophthalmologists, and optometrists. No prerequisites required.
Dry eye is now recognized as an inflammatory ocular surface disorder, yet the variability of presenting symptoms, along with an underappreciation of the condition, poses a significant challenge to ophthalmologists who encounter these patients. Furthermore, options for diagnostic testing are evolving, adding to the challenge of how best to efficiently and accurately diagnose a patient with dry eye disease (DED) and ocular surface disease. Moreover, new treatment options are expanding management possibilities while adding to the complexity of treatment decisions. These interactive case-based activities will provide participants with the opportunity to optimize the diagnosis and management of patients with DED, review various anti-inflammatory therapies, specifically address issues with DED patients who are candidates for cataract surgery, as well as how best to treat DED in patients with Sjӧgren’s syndrome.