Dry eye disease is a common ocular condition affecting millions of Americans. With this condition, there is most often an insufficient amount of tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are essential for ensuring the health of the front surface of the eye and maintaining clear vision. Dry eye can cause irritation and lead to complications of the ocular surface, thus appropriate diagnosis and treatment is essential. Topical treatment includes numerous over the counter drops as well as prescription medications. A majority of the patients have milder or episodic symptoms, which will respond to the over-the-counter artificial tear supplements. Since patients frequently self-treat, pharmacists should have an understanding of the symptoms and treatments for dry eye and be prepared to discuss treatment options with patients who do not adequately respond to artificial tears. This program not only gives the pharmacist a solid knowledge base to make appropriate treatment recommendations for patients presenting with the signs and symptoms of dry eye but also identifies the point when a timely referral to an eye care specialist is appropriate.
Expiration Date: October 31, 2019
This course is approved for 1 contact hours.
This free CE activity for Pharmacy Technicians is provided by FreeCE.com and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) with the Universal Activity Number of 0798-0000-17-098-H04-T.
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