Heal to Feel: New Management Strategies for Neurotrophic Keratitis (CME/CE Webcast)

Activity Description and Purpose

Neurotrophic keratitis (NK) is characterized by disrupted tearing and progressive corneal damage that does not readily heal. Until very recently, a lack of effective treatment to reinnervate and heal eyes affected by NK served to further hamper efforts toward timely diagnosis. Now that an effective treatment is available, ophthalmologists and optometrists need to identify patients who might benefit from treatment before the disease progresses to the point of corneal perforation and subsequent loss of visual acuity. The desired results of this educational activity are for ophthalmologists and optometrists to have a better understanding of the pathophysiology of NK as well as current best practices for screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the pathophysiologic mechanisms driving neurotrophic keratitis
  • Explain the relationship between corneal innervation and ocular surface healing in neurotrophic keratitis treatment
  • Integrate the evaluation of corneal sensitivity into regular assessments of ocular surface disease
  • Describe clinical trial data for approved neurotrophic keratitis therapy
  • Apply evidence-based treatment strategies for a variety of patients with neurotrophic keratitis
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 COPE
Course opens: 
07/24/2020
Course expires: 
06/08/2023
Cost:
$0.00

Faculty

Paul Karpecki, OD (Co-Chair)
Director, Cornea and External Disease
Kentucky Eye Institute and Gaddie Eye Centers
Lexington, Kentucky
Francis S. Mah, MD (Co-Chair)
Director, Cornea and External Diseases
Co-Director, Refractive Surgery
Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
La Jolla, California
Douglas K. Devries, OD
Associate Clinical Professor
Pacific University College of Optometry
Co-Founder
Advanced Vision and Laser Center
Reno, Nevada
Preeya K. Gupta, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Duke University Eye Center
Durham, North Carolina

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.

Faculty

Douglas K. Devries, OD, is an advisory board member of Alcon, Allergan, Avellino Labs, Azura Ophthalmics Ltd, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Bio-Tissue, BlephEx, Bruder Healthcare, Dompé US, Inc, Eyevance, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OCuSOFT Inc, ScienceBased Health, Shire, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc, and TearLab Corporation; is on the speakers bureau for Bio-Tissue, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Lumenis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OCuSOFT Inc, ScienceBased Health, Shire, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc, and TearLab Corporation; and has ownership interest in Bruder Healthcare.

Preeya K. Gupta, MD, is a consultant for Alcon, Allergan, Aurea Medical, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Kala Pharmaceuticals, New World Medical, Inc, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Ocular Science, ReGenTree, LLC, Shire, Sight Sciences, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc, TearLab Corporation, and Zeiss.

Paul Karpecki, OD, is a consultant for Aldeyra Therapeutics, Akorn, Inc, Alcon, Allergan, Allysta Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc, Avellino Labs, Azura Ophthalmics Ltd, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Bio-Tissue, Dompé US, Inc, EyeGate, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Eyevance, Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Mallinckrodt, Novaliq GmbH Germany, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OASIS Medical, OCULUS, Inc, OCuSOFT Inc, SBH Sciences Inc, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc, and Tarsus; is on the speakers bureau for Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Dompé US, Inc, Mallinckrodt, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc; is a contracted researcher for Bruno Vision, Dompé US, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Sight Sciences; has ownership interest in Amaros, BlephEx, Cambium Medical Technologies, Cool Doctors, EnChroma, EyeBrain Medical, Eyedaptic Inc, Eyedetec Medical, Eyevance, Healthe, HuiAI, Ivantis Inc, KEPLR, LeGrande, LenTechs, Lubris Biopharma, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc, and RxSIGHT.

Francis S. Mah, MD, is a consultant for Allergan, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Dompé US, Inc, Eyenovia, Inc, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc, and Polyactiva Pty Ltd; is on the speakers bureau for Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc; has ownership interest in Avellino Labs, iVIEW Therapeutics, Inc, Ocular Science, Okogen, and Sydnexis.

Peer Reviewer

Angie E. Wen, MD, has no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

Planners and Managers

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

Accreditation Statement

image 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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

image COPE approved for 1.25 CE credits for optometrists.
COPE Course ID: 68282-AS
COPE Course Category: Treatment & Management of Ocular Disease: Anterior Segment (AS)

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Disclosure of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an unrestricted 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.

Provider Contact Information

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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 State University of New York College of Optometry, MedEdicus LLC, or Dompé US, Inc.

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 COPE

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Learning Method and Medium

This educational activity consists of a webcast and thirteen (13) study questions. The participant should, in order, read the learning objectives, complete the pretest, view the webcast, answer all questions in the post test, and complete the evaluation. To receive credit for this activity, please complete the post test and evaluation. This educational activity should take a maximum of 1.25 hours to complete.