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Corneal Disorders: Keratoconus and Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

By: Gloria Chiu, OD, FAAO

Webinar Credits: .5

This discussion will provide optometrists with a comprehensive 30-minute education program on how to improve patient outcomes by diagnosing and managing corneal disorders in today’s optometric practice. The course will focus on patient identification and the latest research results related to comanaging patients with keratoconus, including corneal crosslinking. Program content will include a set of evidence-based didactic presentations, interactive panel discussions, and relevant case presentation discussions.

Expiration Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
Release Date: May 4, 2020

Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Describe current and emerging therapies and techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative and dystrophic corneal diseases
  2. Describe the latest findings and patient selection in corneal crosslinking:
    • Appropriate patients for crosslinking
    • Increase confidence in reading and documenting pathology using tomography and topography
    • Identification of Keratoconus earlier in the progression of the disease
    • Review approaches to establishing patient expectations around disease progression and treatment options
    • Describe patient selection criteria and when to refer to an Ophthalmologist for crosslinking
    • Innovations in riboflavin formulations and light delivery
    • Increased efficacy of crosslinking
    • Epi-on vs. epi-off

Accreditation and Designation Statement

This course is COPE approved for .5 hour of CE credit for optometrists.

Sponsored by State University of New York School of Optometry Office of Continuing Professional Education

Evolve is an approved COPE Administrator.

COPE Course ID: 67932-AS

COPE Event ID: #119411

Faculty and Disclosures

Gloria Chiu, OD, FAAO, FSLS

USC Roski Eye Institute

Los Angeles, California

It is the policy of Evolve that faculty and other individuals who are in the position to control the content of this activity disclose any real or apparent conflict of interests relating to the topics of this educational activity. Evolve has full policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

The following faculty/staff members have the following financial relationships with commercial interests:

Gloria Chiu, OD, FAAO, and/or spouse had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following commercial interest in the form of Consultant: Avedro (Glaukos) and Visionary. Speaker’s Bureau: Scleral Lens Education Society.

Editorial Support Disclosures

Erin K. Fletcher, MIT, director of compliance and education; Evolve; and Kate Fehlhaber, PhD, writer, have no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Disclaimer

OFF-LABEL STATEMENT
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
DISCLAIMER
The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Evolve, Alcon, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., Glaukos, and Johnson & Johnson Vision.

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    A. Describe current and emerging therapies and techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative and dystrophic corneal diseases
    B. Describe the latest findings and patient selection in corneal crosslinking:
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