A panel of ophthalmologists and optometrists discuss the significance of addressing dry eye disease using various types of treatment strategies, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options.
EP. 1: Identifying Dry Eye Disease
A panel of ophthalmologists and optometrists begin a discussion on the management of dry eye disease by defining the condition and highlighting common symptoms.
EP. 2: Common Causes of Dry Eye Disease
The impact of autoimmune and systemic diseases as well as environmental triggers on the development of dry eye disease.
EP. 3: Consequences of Untreated Dry Eye Disease
Eye care professionals explain the impact of unstable tear film and untreated dry eye disease on patient quality of life.
EP. 4: Evaluating Patients for Dry Eye Disease
Criteria that would prompt further evaluation for dry eye disease and the types of tests used to work-up and accurately diagnose the condition.
EP. 5: Educating Patients About Dry Eye Disease
Resources and strategies that can be used to help educate patients about dry eye disease and optimize adherence to therapy.
EP. 6: Layering Therapy for Dry Eye Disease
How to select and discuss sequential therapy with patients who have dry eye disease and set expectations for treatment.
EP. 7: Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements for Dry Eye Disease
Eye care professionals discuss their comfort in recommending oral omega-3 fatty acids to help treat dry eye disease.
EP. 8: Artificial Tears for Dry Eye Disease
The most common types of artificial tears recommended to help manage dry eye disease and the importance of proper use for full benefit.
EP. 9: Corticosteroids for Dry Eye Disease
Eye care specialists describe when corticosteroid therapy should be considered to treat dry eye disease and describe best practices when treating pre-surgical patients.
EP. 10: In-Office Procedures Used to Treat Dry Eye Disease
Types of in-office procedures currently being used by ophthalmologists and optometrists to aid in the treatment of dry eye disease.
EP. 11: Optimizing Adherence to Therapies for Dry Eye Disease
Strategies that can help eye care specialists work with patients to establish and stick to treatment plans for dry eye disease.
EP. 12: Eye Care Products in the Pipeline for Dry Eye Disease
Unique clinical trials and novel products of interest currently under investigation for the treatment of dry eye disease.
EP. 13: Closing Remarks: Personalizing Dry Eye Care
A panel of ophthalmologists and optometrists conclude a discussion about dry eye disease by commenting on advances occurring in the field and future expectations for managing patients.
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