Diagnosing and Treating All Stages of Neurotrophic Keratitis: Online Case Theater (CME Webcast)

Activity Description and Purpose

Optimal outcomes in patients with neurotrophic keratitis (NK), a progressively damaging corneal disease, require a timely and accurate diagnosis and effective treatment that heals and reinnervates the corneal epithelium. Diagnosis and treatment of NK can be challenging because of a symptom and sign profile that overlaps with that of other ocular diseases, such as dry eye disease; its concomitant presence with other ocular or systemic diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetes; and a lack of patients reporting symptoms due to reduced sensation in the cornea. The following case theater features 4 real-life examples of all stages of NK, along with discussions on diagnosis and treatment.

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for ophthalmologists.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the pathophysiology of neurotrophic keratitis
  • Integrate evaluation of corneal sensitivity into assessment of ocular surface disease
  • Select treatment strategies for patients diagnosed with any stage of neurotrophic keratitis
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Participation
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Marjan Farid, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery
Vice Chair of Ophthalmic Faculty
Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Anthony J. Aldave, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Walton Li Chair in Cornea and Uveitis
Chief, Cornea and Uveitis Division
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship Program
Doris Stein Eye Research Center
Los Angeles, California


Karolinne M. Rocha, MD, PhD
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Division
Medical University of South Carolina
Storm Eye Institute
Mt Pleasant, South Carolina

Christopher E. Starr, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Refractive Surgery Service
Director, Ophthalmic Education
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

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Anthony J. Aldave, MD, is a consultant for Avellino Labs, ClearView Healthcare Partners, Dompé US, Inc, Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Guidepoint, Health Advances LLC, LEK Consulting, Presbia PLC, and W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc; and receives honoraria from CorneaGen.

Marjan Farid, MD, is a consultant for Allergan, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Bio-Tissue, CorneaGen, Dompé US, Inc, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Orasis Pharmaceuticals, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Zeiss.

Karolinne M. Rocha, MD, PhD, is a consultant for Dompé US, Inc.

Christopher E. Starr, MD, is a consultant for Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Aldeyra Therapeutics, Allergan, BlephEx, Bruder Healthcare, Dompé US, Inc, Èssiri Labs, Eyevance, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Oculis, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc, Quidel Corporation, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, TearLab Corporation, and Visionology; and has stock options in Èssiri Labs and Visionology.

Peer Reviewer

This activity was peer reviewed. The peer reviewer has no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

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Accreditation Statement

 MedEdicus LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

MedEdicus LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an educational grant from Dompé US, Inc.

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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Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Participation
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