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RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2021
EXPIRATION DATE: January 27, 2024
MAXIMUM CREDITS: 1.0 COPE CE Credit
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LEARNING METHOD AND MEDIUM
This educational activity consists of a six (6)-question pretest, a webcast, and ten (10) study questions. The participant should, in order, read the learning objectives, complete the pretest, view the webcast, answer all questions in the posttest, and complete the evaluation. To receive credit for this activity, please complete the posttest and evaluation. This educational activity should take a maximum of 1.0 hour to complete.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE
The number of people with dry eye disease (DED) is increasing, likely due to the influence of acts of modern living, such as use of digital screens and working in indoor office environments. The increase in DED prevalence is not age specific; both young and old patients are sitting in the chairs of eye care practitioners with signs and symptoms of DED. These patients are often first seen by optometrists, who are at the front line of eye health and work collaboratively with ophthalmologists on more severe cases of DED. This collaboration extends into the surgical room. A successful comanaging partnership between the optometrist and the ophthalmologist ensures that patients achieve and maintain a healthy ocular surface throughout the entire surgical process. The desired results of this activity are to update clinicians on diagnostic and treatment strategies for the management of DED as well as collaborative strategies that can better educate patients on their role in the successful management of their DED.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING CREDIT
To obtain CE credit for this activity, please view the webcast, consult referenced sources as necessary, and complete the posttest and evaluation online. Upon passing with a score of 70% or higher, a certificate will be made available immediately.
This continuing education activity is provided by MedEdicus LLC.
COPE approved for 1.0 CE credit for optometrists.
COPE Course ID: 70853-AS (Enduring Distance Learning)
COPE Course Category: Treatment & Management of Ocular Disease: Anterior Segment (AS)
This continuing education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Click HERE for a downloadable patient education brochure on dry eye disease.