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Clear Focus on Chronic Dry Eye Disease

Clear Focus on Chronic Dry Eye Disease



Time to Complete

1 hour


July 15, 2019


July 16, 2020

How to Start The Activity

Please review the following activity and faculty information before starting activity.

Maximum Credits

1.00 / COPE CE Credit.

Accredited Provider

Provided by The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an unrestricted gift from Allergan.


Produced by Haymarket Medical Education

Program Description

Chronic dry eye disease (DED) can be debilitating enough to undermine patients’ functional productivity and quality of life. Yet this prevalent condition is widely underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, and thus is inadequately or inappropriately treated. This activity is intended to help improve optometrists’ performance in recognizing, diagnosing, and managing DED. It will also strengthen patient communication skills that support DED management while building a stronger patient-clinician relationship.

Intended Audience

This curriculum is designed for optometrists.

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of chronic dry eye to facilitate timely diagnosis of dry eye disease (DED)
  • Administer validated patient questionnaires and objective diagnostic tests when assessing DED
  • Implement current evidence-based management strategies for DED
  • Employ practice-enhancing strategies that include effective patient communication skills to support the delivery of optometric care

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policies

In accordance with Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education (CE) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

Faculty and Financial Disclosures

Justin Kwan, OD, FAAO
Associate Optometrist
Professional Eye Care Center
Niles, IL

Dr. Kwan consults for Johnson & Johnson Vision and is a speaker for Visioneering Technologies, Inc.

Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO
Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Director of Optometry
New York Hotel Trades Council
New York, NY

Dr. Mastrota has received royalty fees from Cynalon Ocusoft and consulting fees from Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. and Beaver-Visitec International. She is on the speakers’ bureau for Shire and has received fees from Shire for non-CME services.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The staff of The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry and Haymarket Medical Education (HME) involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




COPE CE Credit(s)

Accreditation Statement

The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) has granted the school approved COPE Administrator status, allowing The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry to provide COPE-accredited continuing education (CE) courses and events for optometrists.

COPE Enduring Course #63201-AS

COPE Enduring Activity #117724

Approved July 15, 2019, expires July 16, 2020.

Designation Statement

The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 hour of COPE CE credit. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of approved and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Allergan; The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry; and HME do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Allergan; The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry; or HME. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, and completed the post-test and evaluation.

At the end of the evaluation, you will be asked to provide your OE Tracker number. If you do so, your credits will be uploaded to your account.

Your information will be provided to the University of California, Berkeley, School Of Optometry, who will complete your CE certificate based on the information you have provided. Your certificate will be emailed to you in 4-6 weeks.

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