TFOS DEWS II: Dry eye practice 2 years on - 1 interactive CET point
Monday, April 1, 2019 10:30 - 11:30
The Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS; 2007) brought together researchers and clinicians who were experts in dry eye to consolidate the literature in the field to inform the definition, diagnosis and management of the condition as well as to better understand the epidemiology and pathophysiology of the disease. Ten years on and the process was repeated, this time with 153 researchers and clinicians from 23 countries, to move forward our understanding of this important disease. The revised guidelines have now been available for a couple of years and this presentation will discuss the key clinical implications and how they are influencing clinical practice and industry.
To understand what causes dry eye and how common it is
To be able to work through a diagnosis and subclassification
To be aware of the latest instrumentation to support dry eye diagnosis, subclassification and monitoring
To be aware of current thinking on dry eye management
Following a 1st class Optometry degree from Manchester, a pre-registration year at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London, a PhD at Cardiff University and a clinical/research fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Australia, Professor Wolffsohn was appointed by Aston University in 2000, where he was Head of Optometry 2004-9 and Deputy Executive Dean for Life and Health Sciences 2009-16, being awarded a personal Chair in 2007. He is now associate Pro-Vice Chancellor. James has published over 200 peer reviewed academic papers and given numerous international presentations. His main research areas are the development and evaluation of ophthalmic instrumentation, contact lenses, intraocular lenses and the tear film. He is the academic Chair of the British Contact Lens Association, having been a past president, was a harmoniser and sub-committee chair for TFOS DEWS II and joint-Chair of the International Myopia Institute reports.