Lifting Lids: Update on the Medical Treatment of Acquired Blepharoptosis (CME Webcast)

Activity Description and Purpose

Blepharoptosis is a condition that affects millions worldwide, but it is often overlooked and undertreated. Until recently, surgical procedures were the most appropriate treatments to correct ptotic eyelids, leaving both clinicians and patients with few less-invasive treatment solutions. A topical drop is now available to treat forms of acquired ptosis. The following webcast features select presentations from a series of live webinars on the diagnosis and treatment of blepharoptosis. A review of clinical data on both the on-label treatment and several off-label treatments for ptosis as well as many real-world cases of patients with ptosis are included to help clinicians gain comfort and confidence in their ability to optimally treat their patients.

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for ophthalmologists.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the pathophysiology of blepharoptosis
  • Review clinical data on the pharmacologic treatment options for blepharoptosis
  • Identify the appropriate treatment course for a variety of patients with acquired blepharoptosis
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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imageWendy W. Lee, MD, MS (Chair)
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Dermatology
Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Orbit, and Oncology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
imageJohn P. Fezza, MD
Oculoplastic Surgeon
Center for Sight
Sarasota, Florida

Andrew R. Harrison, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service
Co-Director, Center for Thyroid Eye Disease
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota


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John P. Fezza, MD, receives royalties from Visant Medical, Inc; is a consultant for Allergan and Revance Therapeutics, Inc; is on the speakers bureau for Allergan and Revance Therapeutics, Inc; receives fees for non-CME/CE services from Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc; and has ownership interest (stocks) in Visant Medical, Inc.

Andrew R. Harrison, MD, is a consultant for Horizon Therapeutics plc and Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc.

Wendy W. Lee, MD, MS, is a consultant for Allergan, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Evolus, Galderma, Horizon Therapeutics plc, Mallinckrodt, Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc, and Revance Therapeutics, Inc.

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Credit Designation Statement

MedEdicus LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 RVL Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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