March 21, 2024, Rosemont (Chicago) - Circling in on Evaporation: Dry Eye Disease Case Discussions

Rosemont, IL US
March 21, 2024

Thursday, March 21, 2024
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM CT Attendee Check-In
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CT CE Dinner Meeting

Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse

5464 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for optometrists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Review the function of the tear film in maintaining a healthy ocular surface
  • Use diagnostic strategies to identify dry eye disease
  • Identify treatments for a variety of patients with dry eye disease according to clinical evidence
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 COPE
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/21/2024 - 7:30pm EDT
Event ends: 
03/21/2024 - 9:30pm EDT

Dry Eye Disease: Prevalence, Etiology, and Pathophysiology

Diagnosing DED

Case From the Files of Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA

Treating DED

Case From the Files of Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA

Concomitant Ocular Disease and DED

Case From the Files of Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Optimizing the Ocular Surface Prior to Ocular Surgery

Case from the files of Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse
5464 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
United States
+1 (847) 928-9900


Ian Benjamin Gaddie, OD, FAAO
Owner and Director
Gaddie Eye Centers
Louisville, Kentucky

Series Co-Chairs

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA
Director of Optometry
University of California, Davis
Davis, California

Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO
Director, Optometric Services
Virginia Eye Consultants
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Disclosure Policy

MedEdicus requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of this educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Financial relationship information is collected and resolved prior to the educational activity. All relevant relationships have been mitigated.


Melissa Barnett, OD, is a consultant for CooperVision and Visus Therapeutics; is an advisory board member of ABB, AbbVie Inc, AccuLens, Azura Ophthalmics Ltd, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Bruder Healthcare, CooperVision, Dompé US, Inc, EveryDay Contacts, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Lenstechs, Mojo Vision Inc*, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OCuSOFT Inc, Orasis Pharmaceuticals, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc, Percept Technologies Inc, RVL Pharmaceuticals, Scleral Lens Education Society, ScienceBased Health, Sight Sciences, Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Vistakon, Visus Therapeutics, and Vyluma; and is on the speakers bureau for British Contact Lens Association, CooperVision, Gas Permeable Lens Institute, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc, RVL Pharmaceuticals, ScienceBased Health, Scleral Lens Education Society, Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, STAPLE Program, and Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ian Benjamin Gaddie, OD, is a consultant for AbbVie Inc, Harrow, and Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc; and is on the speakers bureau for AbbVie Inc, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Bausch & Lomb Incorporated. 

Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA, is a consultant for AbbVie Inc, Alcon, Aldeyra Therapeutics, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharma Inc, Bruder Healthcare, Dompé US, Inc, Eyenovia, Inc, Heru, Inc, Mediprint, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc, Regener-Eyes, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited; is an advisory board member of AbbVie Inc, Alcon, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Bruder Healthcare, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc, ScienceBased Health, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Visus Therapeutics; is on the speakers bureau for AbbVie Inc, Alcon, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc; and is a contracted researcher for Heru, Inc.

Planners, Managers, and Writers

MedEdicus planners and managers have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

* The financial relationship existed during the past 24 months but has now ended

Accreditation Statement

COPE qualified for 2.0 CE credits for optometrists.
COPE Course ID: 89553-TD (Synchronous In Person)
COPE Course Category: Treatment/Management of Ocular Disease


This activity, COPE Activity Number 127851, is accredited by COPE for continuing education for optometrists.

2 hours of CE credit approved by the Illinois Optometric Association.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

MedEdicus LLC has received commercial support from Bausch & Lomb Incorporated for this activity in the form of an unrestricted educational grant.

The content of this COPE-Accredited CE activity was planned and prepared independently by MedEdicus LLC without input from members of an ineligible company.

Off-Label Discussion

This educational activity may include discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of drugs and devices. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each drug or device discussed in this activity for approved dosing, indications, and warnings.

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The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of State University of New York College of Optometry, MedEdicus LLC, or Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.

This CE activity is copyrighted to MedEdicus LLC ©2024. All rights reserved. MedEdicus does not claim copyright to material included herein owned by third parties for which attribution or citation has been made. 312

Available Credit

  • 2.00 COPE
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