Cornea Update - Ocular Surface Disease (CME)

This course consists of 1 module, with a total of 16 sections.

Completion of this course is worth the following:

  • 4 ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit Hour(s)

Recorded  on Saturday, October 28, 2017

Wills Eye Hospital, 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA  (Auditorium -- 8th Floor)

 Christopher J. Rapuano, MD - Program Chair

Last Review Date - October 28, 2017

Course Description: 

The management of ocular surface disease is often complicated, including seeking the presence of an underlying systemic condition, the use of topical and occasionally oral medications to control the inflammation and improve the health of the cornea and conjunctiva. This conference will review the current strategies for evaluation and management of these patients.

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

Evaluate patients with ocular surface disease in a systematic fashion

Develop a strategy to best manage patients with a variety of ocular surface conditions

Assess the rationale for medical & surgical treatment of conjunctivochalasis

Counsel patients undergoing cataract surgery as to the effect of their OSD on their outcomes

Accreditation Statement: 

The Wills Eye Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Wills Eye Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course Content

Cornea Update - Ocular Surface Disease
History & Exam of the Ocular Surface Disease Patient - Parveen K. Nagra, MD
Managing Conjunctivochalasis - Irving M. Raber, MD
Diagnostic Imaging of the Ocular Surface & Adnexa - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
The Perils of Ocular Surface Disease in our Premium Lens Patients - Beeran B. Meghpara, MD
Case Presentations 1 - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD and Panel
Stepwise Approach to Managing Tear Dysfunction - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
OSD in Children - What's Different? - Bruce M. Schnall, MD
Pro/Con Cyclosporin (Restates) vs. Lifitegrast (Xiidra) Marta McKeague, MD , Beeran B. Meghpara,MD
Nasal Neurostimulation - A New Approach to Treat Dry Eye - Matt Nguyen, MD
Case Presentations 2 - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD and Panel
Treating Lumps and Bumps on the Cornea - Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD
Pain without Stain - Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD
Scleral Lens Use for OSD - Clark Chang, OD
Blood Products for Dry Eye - Nataliya Pokeza, MD
Treating Stevens-Johnson Syndrome - Ocular Graft vs. Host Disease - Beeran Meghpara, MD
Case Presentations 3 - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD and Panel

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