Unlocking Optimal Strategies in Treating DED: Evaporation Is Key (Virtual CE Symposium)

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for optometrists.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the function of the tear film in maintaining a healthy ocular surface
  • Review clinical evidence of approved treatments for dry eye disease 
  • Design evidence-based treatment plans for patients with dry eye disease
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 COPE
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Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO (Chair)
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Birmingham, Alabama
Jaclyn Garlich, OD, FAAO
Envision Optometry
Boston, Massachusetts
Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Director, Cornea and External Disease
Kentucky Eye Institute
Lexington, Kentucky
Associate Professor
University of Pikeville School of Optometry
Pikeville, Kentucky

Selina McGee, OD, FAAO
BeSpoke Vision
Edmond, 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.


Jaclyn Garlich, OD, is a consultant for Lumenis, Ophthalmic Resources Partners, Orasis Pharmaceuticals, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited; is an advisory board member of Aldeyra Therapeutics, Bruder Healthcare, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and is on the speakers bureau for Allergan.

Paul Karpecki, OD, is a consultant for AbbVie Inc, AdOM Optical Technologies Ltd, Akorn, Inc*, Alcon, Aldeyra Therapeutics, Allergan, Ametek, Inc*, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Atlas Medical GmbH, Aurion Biotechnologies, Avellino, Azura Ophthalmics, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Bio-Tissue, BlephEx*, Bruder Healthcare, Bruno Vision, Cambium Medical Technologies*, Dompé US, Inc, Eyedetec Medical, Eyesafe, Gobiquity*, Haag-Streit Group*, Hilco Vision*, Horizon Therapeutics plc, iCare USA Inc*, Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Iveric Bio, Inc, Kala Pharmaceuticals*, Keplr Vision*, Kiora Pharmaceuticals, Inc*, Konan Medical USA, Inc, Lentechs, MacuLogix, Inc*, Neurolens, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OASIS Medical, OCULUS, Inc, OcuMedic, Inc, Ocuphire Pharma, OCuSOFT Inc, Olympic Ophthalmics Inc, Optase*, Orasis Pharmaceuticals, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc*, Regener-Eyes, Reichert, Inc, Rendia, Inc, RVL Pharmaceuticals, Inc, RxSIGHT, Santen Inc, ScienceBased Health, Scope, Sentiss Pharma Pvt Ltd, Sight Sciences, Silk Technologies Ltd, StepWise Medical*, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc, Surface Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sydnexis Inc, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, TearClear, Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited, Vial, Viatris Inc, Visant Medical, Inc, Vital Tears LLC, and Zeiss*; is an advisory board member of AstaReal, Inc*; and is on the speakers bureau for Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc*, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Dompé US, Inc, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc*, Mallinckrodt, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.

Selina McGee, OD, is a consultant for Aldeyra Therapeutics, Allergan, Avellino, Bruder Healthcare, Cynosure, Dompé US, Inc, Eyevance, Horizon Therapeutics plc, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Lumenis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Ocuphire Pharma, Optovue, Incorporated, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc, RVL Pharmaceuticals, Inc, ScienceBased Health, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited, and Versant Ventures; and is on the speakers bureau for Allergan, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Cynosure, Dompé US, Inc, Lumenis, Optovue, Incorporated, and Oyster Point Pharma, Inc.

Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, is a consultant for AbbVie Inc, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc Alcon, Aldeyra Therapeutics, Allergan, Axim Biotech, Azura Ophthalmics, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Bruder Healthcare, Dompé US, Inc, Hanall Biopharma, Nicox, Novaliq GmbH, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation*, Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc*, RVL Pharmaceuticals, Inc*, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc*, Palatin Technologies, Inc*, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc*, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, TearSolutions*, Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited, TopiVert Ltd*, Trukera Medical, Verséa Health, Inc, and Xequel Bio; is on the speakers bureau for Bausch & Lomb Incorporated; is a contracted researcher for Aramis Biosciences, KOWA Pharmaceuticals America, Inc, Sight Sciences, Sylentis, SA, and TearScience; and has individual stocks or stock options in Axim Biotech and Oyster Point Pharma, Inc*.

* The financial relationship existed during the last 24 months but has now ended

Planners, Managers, and Writers

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

Accreditation Statement

COPE accredited for 2.0 CE credits for optometrists.
COPE Course ID: 87011-TD (synchronous virtual)
COPE Course Category: Treatment/Management of Ocular Disease


This activity, COPE Activity Number 126856, is accredited by COPE for continuing education for optometrists.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

MedEdicus LLC has received commercial support from Bausch & Lomb Incorporated for this activity in the form of an unrestricted educational grant.

The content of this COPE-Accredited CE activity was planned and prepared independently by MedEdicus LLC 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 and devices. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each drug or device discussed in this activity for approved dosing, indications, and warnings.

Contact Information

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The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of MedEdicus LLC or Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.

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Available Credit

  • 2.00 COPE
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