Diagnostic Discussions: Real-World Cases on the Identification of Ocular Surface Diseases (CE Webcast)

Activity Description and Purpose

Corneal nerves have an essential role in maintaining ocular surface health and homeostasis. Manifestations of neurosensory abnormalities affecting corneal innervation include dry eye disease and neurotrophic keratopathy. These conditions can exist as a standalone entity, but they can also be concurrent and have overlapping features, making diagnosis challenging. Early diagnosis is important to allow intervention that can help to restore function and improve quality of life. This educational activity includes real-world cases and discussion on diagnostic modalities used to identify these conditions and options for treatment. The desired results of this educational activity are to familiarize optometrists with the role of the corneal nerve in maintaining ocular surface homeostasis and practical strategies for screening and diagnosing of ocular surface disease that can arise as the result of corneal nerve dysfunction.

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for optometrists.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review diagnostic modalities used for proper assessment of ocular surface disease
  • Integrate evaluation of corneal sensitivity into assessment of ocular surface disease
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 COPE
Course opens: 
10/16/2023
Course expires: 
10/31/2024

Faculty

Douglas K. Devries, OD (Co-Chair)
Associate Clinical Professor
Pacific University College of Optometry
Co-Founder
Advanced Vision and Laser Center
Reno, Nevada
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS (Co-Chair)
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Medical Director
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Plantation
Plantation, Florida

Pedram Hamrah, MD
Vice Chair of Research and Academic Programs
Co-Director, Cornea Service
Director, Center for Translational Ocular Immunology
New England Eye Center, Tufts Medical Center
Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology, Immunology, Neuroscience, and Bioengineering
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Associate Dean and Associate Professor
Chief, Specialty Care Clinics
Northeastern State University College of Optometry
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Disclosure Policy

The content of this COPE-accredited CE activity was planned and prepared independently by MedEdicus without input from members of an ineligible company. All relevant relationships with ineligible companies have been mitigated.

Faculty

Douglas K. Devries, OD, is a consultant for Alcon, Allergan, Avellino, Azura Ophthalmics Ltd, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Bruder Healthcare, Dompé US, Inc, Eyevance, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Lumenis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OCuSOFT Inc, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc, ScienceBased Health, Sight Sciences, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, TearLab Corporation, Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited, and Visus Therapeutics; and is on the speakers bureau for Alcon, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Dompé US, Inc, Eyevance, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Lumenis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OCuSOFT Inc, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc, ScienceBased Health, Sight Sciences, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.

Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS, is a consultant for AcuFocus, Inc, Alcon, Allergan, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Dompé US, Inc, Eyevance, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Lumenis, Omeros Corporation, ScienceBased Health, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Zeiss.

Pedram Hamrah, MD, is a consultant for Kala Pharmaceuticals and Santen Inc; is an advisory board member of Dompé US, Inc, Hawkeye Therapeutics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Noveome Biotherapeutics, Inc, and Oyster Point Pharma, Inc; and is a contracted researcher for Claris Biotherapeutics, CooperVision, Dompé US, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Noveome Biotherapeutics, Inc, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc, OKYO Pharma, Limited, and Oyster Point Pharma, Inc.

Nathan Lighthizer, OD, is a consultant for Diopsys, Inc, and OCuSOFT; is an advisory board member of Bruder Healthcare, EyePromise, Horizon Therapeutics plc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Orasis Pharmaceuticals, and Sight Sciences; and is on the speakers bureau for Dompé US, Inc, Ellex, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.

Peer Reviewer

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

Planners, Managers, and Writers

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

Accreditation Statement

COPE accredited for 1.0 CE credit for optometrists.
COPE Course ID: 87352-TD (Asynchronous)
COPE Course Category: Treatment/Management of Ocular Disease

Administrator:

This activity, COPE Activity Number 126954, is accredited by COPE for continuing education for optometrists.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

MedEdicus has received commercial support from Dompé US, Inc, for this activity in the form of an unrestricted educational grant.

The content of this ACCME-/COPE-accredited CME/CE activity was planned and prepared independently by MedEdicus 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 or 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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Disclaimer

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

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 COPE
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