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Issue 4

Ocular Surface Disease in Glaucoma Patients
Leo Semes, OD

Dry Eye Disease in Ocular Surgery Patients
Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.


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Issue 3

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

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.


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Issue 2

Inflammation in Dry Eye Disease
Blair Lonsberry, OD, FAAO

Communicating with Dry Eye Patients 
Whitney Hauser, OD

Learning Objectives:

  • 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. 


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Issue 1

Diagnostic Challenges in Ocular Surface Disease
Derek Cunningham, OD, FAAO

Allergic Conditions Affecting the Ocular Surface
Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO

Learning Objectives:

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.