Dry Eye, The Ticking Time Bomb

Nick Howard

Ocular Surface Disease OSD is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface. There is a range of conditions that effect the eye e.g. Dry Eye Disease, Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

This lecture will advise on how delegates will benefit from creating an OSD patient Journey and why they need to fit in into their daily clinics.

The patient journey can be described as prevention, diagnosis and treatment, all components will be addressed.

Nick will discuss his first-hand experience in Managing OSD.

This lecture will compare various tools that are used within the industry for all stages of the journey.

Delegates will listen to lecture and will have the opportunity to address questions with Nick afterwards.

Learning objectives:
  • Understand how to develop a streamlined Patient Journey in your Practice
  • Understand the necessary diagnostic tools that are required to create the patient journey and optimise patients time.
  • Understand why you should Implement an OSD diagnostic protocol
  • Understand how to develop a customised treatment plan for your patient
  • Understand how to implement an after-care service to manage patients OSD & effectively carry out follow up consultations
  • Understand the growing epidemic prevalence of Ocular Surface disease and the recent developments in accepting the serious impact it has on a patient’s quality of life
  • Address the issue of finding the time in a modern day practice to diagnose, treat and mange Ocular surface disease to provide patients with solutions that work for their lifestyle
  • Learn how the use of effect communication, including the right diagnosis tools can help to build awareness and action daily management on Ocular surface disease. Compliance is the most critical factor of managing OSD, delegates will learn the importance of compliance.

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