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ALCON® EDUCATION

As part of our mission we have a responsibility to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon also extends this responsibility to the way in which we support eye care practitioners and their support teams.

ALCON® EDUCATION

As part of our mission we have a responsibility to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon also extends this responsibility to the way in which we support eye care practitioners and their support teams.

ALCON DRY EYE DAY 

Course structure  

The morning comprises of two interactive lectures: 

DEWSII review and breakdown

The DEWSII report is the culmination of the efforts of 150 clinical and research experts from 23 countries around the globe, taking an evidence based approach to both advance and reinforce our understanding of dry eye as a multifactorial disease. Delegates will be provided with a breakdown of this report, investigating the modified classification of dry eye disease, its epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic methodology and management, helping to translate the report for the benefit of delegates in
everyday practice. 

Dry eye- to refer or not to refer

Delegates will be taken on the journey that is dry eye disease. This lecture will provide insight into the range of dry eye disease that is seen within secondary care, the investigating treatment, management and therapy. Utilising many years of experience dealing with dry eye disease in the hospital eye setting, providing real case scenarios, this lecture will provide a view of when to refer or when to manage a patient within practice.

Lunch is provided

The afternoon is formed of a two-part carousel of workshops:

Putting DEWSII into practice 

This practical session will introduce the recommendations of the DEWSII report in the both the diagnosis and categorisation of dry eye. Delegates will be given the opportunity to use diagnostic equipment to walk through dry eye diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for patients in practice.

Dry eye- a secondary complication

DEWSII defines dry eye as “a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface characterised by a loss of homeostasis of the tear film, and accompanied by ocular symptoms”. A variety of systemic conditions can be the causative factor for dry eye disease as a secondary condition. This discussion workshop will help delegates to explore the systemic conditions that can be responsible for dry eye case studies based on real patient scenarios within secondary care. You will discuss their management and how we can best approach treatment and therapy in practice.

Completion of the full day will provide 8 Interactive CET points for Optometrists and Contact Lens Opticians.

 

If you would like to register to attend this course or for more information please contact our Professional Affairs team, or speak to your Alcon Business Development Manager or Alcon Practice Development Manager.