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CME

Diagnosing and Managing Neurotrophic Keratitis: Why Pathophysiology and Mechanism of Action Are so Important

  • Authors: Marjan Farid, MD
  • CME Released: 8/24/2021
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED FOR CREDIT
  • Valid for credit through: 8/24/2022, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for ophthalmologists, optometrists, and primary care physicians.

The goal of this activity is to provide a backstory on neurotrophic keratitis (NK) pathophysiology and the role of corneal nerves in ocular surface disease so that physicians will have a better understanding of the mechanisms of action of new treatments and an appreciation for why early diagnosis is important.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Role of corneal nerves in NK
    • Mechanism of action of NK treatments
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Staging of NK


Disclosures

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Faculty

  • Marjan Farid, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology
    University of California-Irvine 
    Director of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery
    Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
    Irvine, California

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Marjan Farid, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Advisor or consultant for: Allergan; Bio-Tissue; CorneaGen; Dompé; Johnson and Johnson Vision; Kala; Novartis; Zeiss 
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Allergan; Bio-Tissue; Johnson and Johnson Vision; Kala

Editors

  • Pakinam Aboulsaoud, PharmD

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Pakinam Aboulsaoud, PharmD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Frances McFarland, PhD, MA

    Medical Writer, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Frances McFarland, PhD, MA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer

  • Robert Morris, PharmD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Robert Morris, PharmD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: ViiV Healthcare
    Owns stock, stock options, or bonds from: GlaxoSmithKline

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as an advisor or consultant for: Equinox Ophthalmic, Inc.


Accreditation Statements

Developed through a partnership between Medscape and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

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    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    For Optometrists

    PIM

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    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by COPE to provide continuing education to optometrists.

    Credit Statement: This course is COPE approved for 0.25 hours of CE credit. Activity #122356 and Course ID 74076-AS Check with your local state licensing board to see if this counts toward your CE requirement for re-licensure.

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CME

Diagnosing and Managing Neurotrophic Keratitis: Why Pathophysiology and Mechanism of Action Are so Important

Authors: Marjan Farid, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED FOR CREDIT

CME Released: 8/24/2021

Valid for credit through: 8/24/2022, 11:59 PM EST

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Abbreviations

IGF-1 = insulin-like growth factor-1
NGF = nerve growth factor
NK = neurotropic keratitis

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