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DRY EYE AND OCULAR SURFACE DISEASES:
A Case-Based Look at Management Challenges


Presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan Inc.

GOAL

The goal of this activity is to provide cornea specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists with the most up-to-date clinical knowledge and strategies for the optimal diagnosis and management of patients with ocular surface diseases.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This educational activity is designed for cornea specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists. There are no prerequisites.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After participating in this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • IDENTIFY patients at risk for dry eye disease.
  • RECOGNIZE the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis and treatment of ocular surface disorders.
  • APPLY diagnostic and treatment plans to dry eye patient case scenarios.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity: 2 hours.

Release date: August 9, 2017. Expiration date: August 9, 2019.

PARTICIPATING FACULTY
Esen Akpek, MD (Course Director)
Bendann Family Professor of Ophthalmology and Rheumatology
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director of the Ocular Surface Disease and Dry Eye Clinic
Baltimore, Maryland

Anat Galor, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Stephen Pflugfelder, MD
Professor and James and Margaret Elkins Chair in Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT OR CONTACT HOURS

Please complete a brief pre-assessment before continuing with the monograph. After reading this monograph, participants may receive a certificate by receiving a score of 70% or higher on the CME test and completing an evaluation. Certificates can be printed immediately online.

There is no fee for participating in this activity.

DISCLOSURE POLICIES
Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities:
As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships regardless of their relevance to the content of the activity. Faculty are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Participating Faculty Disclosures
Dr Akpek reports receiving grants/research support from Allergan Inc and serving as a consultant for Shire.

Dr Pflugfelder reports serving as a consultant for Allergan Inc, Senju Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, and Shire.

No other faculty members have indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity whose products or services are relevant to the content of their presentation(s).

Planner Disclosures
Dr Akpek reports receiving grants/research support from Allergan Inc and serving as a consultant for Shire.

No other planners have indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity.

Note: Grants to investigators at The Johns Hopkins University are negotiated and administered by the institution which receives the grants, typically through the Office of Research Administration. Individual investigators who participate in the sponsored project(s) are not directly compensated by the sponsor, but may receive salary or other support from the institution to support their effort on the project(s).

DISCLAIMER

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

INTERNET CME POLICY

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Confidentiality Disclaimer for CME Activity Participant

I certify that I am attending a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes.

I understand that while I am attending in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the "Privacy Regulations"). Protected health information is information about a person's health or treatment that identifies the person.

I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential. I agree not to post or discuss this protected health information, including pictures and/or videos, on any social media site (eg, Facebook, Twitter, etc), in any electronic messaging program or through any portable electronic device.

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education
Turner 20/720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland
21205-2195

Reviewed & Approved by:
General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
(Updated 4/09 and 3/14)

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Pentium 800 processor or greater, Windows 98/NT/200/XP or Mac OS 9/X or later, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Windows Media Player 9.0 or later Flash player, 128 MB of RAM Monitor settings: High color at 800 x 600 pixels, Sound card and speakers, Adobe Acrobat Reader.

ACTIVITY

Instructions
The following activity consists of 3 sections: an unaccredited pre-test, a monograph, and a CME post-test and evaluation. All 3 sections must be completed to receive CME credit.


Pre-Test

Introduction
Esen Akpek, MD

PROCEEDINGS
Considerations in Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis
Presenting Author: Stephen Pflugfelder, MD
Discussants: Faculty Panel


Management of Cataracts in the Setting of Ocular Surface Disease
Presenting Author: Anat Galor, MD
Discussants: Faculty Panel


Approach to Cataract Surgery in a Patient with High Astigmatism, Dry Eye, and a Previous History of Pars Planitis
Presenting Author: Esen Akpek, MD
Discussants: Faculty Panel


Post-Test
procced to pretest
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