Dry Eye Disease


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Course Overview

This course is intended for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

After completing this section the student should be able to do the following:

  • Identify what Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Dry Eye Syndrome and Dysfunctional tear syndrome mean
  • List 3 functions that the cornea has and how they help the eye
  • List the 5 layers of the cornea
  • Identify the thickness of the cornea and the corneal epithelium
  • List the layers of the tear film
  • Identify where each layer of the tear film is produced
  • Describe the function of each layer of tear film
  • Identify the pH of tear film
  • List causes for tear film dysfunction and dry eye disease- include environmental, functional, and systemic
  • List 4 things that a differential diagnosis of dry eyes would include
  • Identify symptoms of dry eye disease
  • Describe testing methods for determining presence of dry eye disease
    including tear film production testing, tear film stability testing,
    tear meniscus height testing, and tear film osmolarity testing
  • Define the normal versus dry eye cutoff for Schirmer�s I and Phenol Red thread testing
  • List the therapeutic options for treating dry eye disease
  • Describe the methods available for punctal occlusion including how they help in dry eye disease
  • List oral medications/ supplements that may be useful in treating dry eye disease

Here is what some ophthalmic personnel who took this course had to say:

“”Excellent information for the beginner level and good refresher for intermediate level.” C.O., COA

“Very informative” J.M., Contact lens tech

“very thorough and informative regarding the tear film process and defecit. Thank you!” E.H., Ophthalmic Photographer

“very informative.” L.G., COA

“Very clearly presented!” L.G., COA

This course should take approximately one hour to complete.

must correctly answer at least 15 of the 20 questions on the open book
post test. If you do not successfully pass the
post test the first time you may try again at no expense to you.

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