Dry Eye and current treatments

14:00-15:00

Mr Nicholas Dash, optometrist and dry eye specialist, Midland Eye

This interactive lecture will include the use of examination techniques, including modern non-invasive tear analysis with new imaging equipment, the use of Ocular Dyes and Dry Eye Questionnaires. All this in accordance with the DEWSII report published in 2017.

Discussions will be based on general dry eye and also how Dry Eye impacts on contact lens adaptation, appropriate lens selection and how to improve patient care. With an illustration of what might comprise a specific dry eye specialty practice.

Case studies will be used to demonstrate world leading diagnostic and treatment methods of ocular surface disease including Intense Pulse Light Therapies (IPL).

Learning Objectives

  • To learn how to assess patients with signs or symptoms of Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disease
  • To discuss the relevant and necessity of specific content and routine of a consultation, including diagnostic techniques such as slit lamp examinations of cornea, conjunctiva and lids, ocular dyes and tear assessments
  • To learn how to interpret the findings and form an appropriate management of referral strategy
  • To learn how to manage patients presenting with ocular surface disease, sight threatening eye disease and surgery
  • To highlight techniques in ocular examination and interpret the findings of different techniques of assessing the tears, including Ocular Dyes such as Fluorescein, Lissamine Green, Slit Lamp examination and Dry Eye Questionnaires
  • To learn how to assess the progress in wear of a contact lens patient and to investigate, identify and manage any aftercare issues, such as dry eye and poor comfort
  • To demonstrate an understanding of soft lens adaptation, appropriate lens material and design selection and aftercare issues and how to manage these

This piece of CET is approved for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians

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