Seeing Eye to Eye on the Management of Neurotrophic Keratitis (CME Monograph)

Activity Description and Purpose

Neurotrophic keratitis (NK) evolves from damage to the sensory fibers of the trigeminal nerve, the ophthalmic branch of which innervates the cornea. Assessment of corneal sensation is fundamental to diagnosis, and early diagnosis is crucial to management because untreated NK can result in loss of vision. This educational activity features real-world cases of patients with various stages of NK and aims to provide ophthalmologists with clinical data and pearls to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of NK. The desired results of this educational activity are to familiarize ophthalmologists with real-world examples of diagnosing and effectively and safely treating patients with all stages of NK that can be applied to their own practice.

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for ophthalmologists.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Integrate corneal sensation assessments to cases that raise clinical suspicion of neurotrophic keratitis
  • Apply clinical evidence to treatment selection 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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Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD (Chair)
Professor of Ophthalmology
James and Margaret Elkins Chair
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Kourtney H. Houser, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina


Sumitra Khandelwal, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director, Lions Eye Bank of Texas
Houston, Texas

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Kourtney H. Houser, MD, is a consultant for Allergan, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc, Dompé US, Inc, Sight Sciences, and Trukera; and is an advisory board member of Orasis Pharmaceuticals and Rayner.

Sumitra Khandelwal, MD, is a consultant for Allergan, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, and Dompé US, Inc.

Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, is a consultant for Alcon, Dompé US, Inc, HanAll Biopharma, Kala Pharmaceuticals, KOWA Pharmaceuticals America, Inc, and Nicox; and is a contracted researcher for Dompé US, Inc.

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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