Ocular Surface Disease in Glaucoma Patients
Leo Semes, OD
Dry Eye Disease in Ocular Surgery Patients
Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO
Identify underlying causes of OSD among ocular hypertension/glaucoma patients.
Design a treatment plan to manage OSD in ocular hypertension/glaucoma patients.
Identify issues specific to DED patients undergoing surgery.
Better manage DED patients before and after surgery.
Algorithms as Management Tools in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
Douglas K. Devries, OD
Contact Lens Wear and the Ocular Surface
Anna F. Ablamowicz, OD FAAO
Explain the methodology and function of an algorithm for DED management.
Describe the advantages and limitations of practice guidelines, and describe the ways to incorporate algorithms effectively into clinical practice.
Counsel patients regarding interactions between contact lenses and the tear film and their implications.
Identify and better manage dry eye in contact lens-wearing patients.
Inflammation in Dry Eye Disease
Blair Lonsberry, OD, FAAO
Communicating with Dry Eye Patients
Whitney Hauser, OD
Describe the pathophysiology of DED, including the role of inflammation and prevention.
Implement basic DED diagnosis and management into daily practice.
Know how to screen for DED in everyday practice.
Improve compliance and outcomes by skillful communication with patients.
Diagnostic Challenges in Ocular Surface Disease
Derek Cunningham, OD, FAAO
Allergic Conditions Affecting the Ocular Surface
Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Differentiate various forms of ocular surface disease, including dry eye disease, ocular allergy, and infectious conjunctivitis, based on patient history, clinical presentation, and diagnostic testing.
Recognize comorbidities in patients with ocular surface disease and formulate the appropriate treatment strategy.
Identify the most common causes of acute and chronic allergic conjunctivitis.
Design an appropriate course of management for patients with acute allergic conjunctivitis.