3.45pm - 4.45pm
Lecture | Lecture
Future trends in diagnosis, classification and management of dry eye

CPD ref:  C-102486

Description: Dry eye is a multifactorial disease which includes both symptoms and a break-down of the homeostasis of the tear film. Diagnosis is key to patient care, along with classification to best target treatment strategies. This presentation will identify the current best practice from the evidence-base, along with how this clinical service is likely to adapt in the future.

Target audience: Optometrist, Dispensing optician, Contact lens optician

Domains and learning outcomes
Clinical practice
s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date
- Understand recent evidence-based research on the prevalance, risk factors and different treatments for dry eye disease
- Understand the TFOS consensus definition of dry eye disease
s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Able to conduct a TFOS consensus diagnosis of dry eye disease
- Able to sub-classify dry eye disease and understand its impact on management
s.6 Recognise, and work within, your limits of competence
- Understand the TFOS dry eye disease management stages and the role and limits of optometrists to conduct these


Professor James Wolffsohn PhD BSc FCOptom

James S Wolffsohn, a Professor of Optometry at Aston University since 2000, formerly Deputy Executive Dean for Life Sciences and then associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, is the Head of the School of Optometry.

Prior to his appointment to Aston University, Professor Wolffsohn was a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia. His main research areas are the development and evaluation of ophthalmic instrumentation, contact lenses, intraocular lenses, and the tear film. He is a National Teaching Fellow, has published more than 280 full peer-reviewed papers and presented at numerous international conferences.

He is the academic Chair of the British Contact Lens Association, having been a past president, was a harmoniser and sub-committee chair for TFOS DEWS II and was chair of the BCLA Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR). He is the International Myopia Institute’s Chief Scientific Officer and was joint-Chair of their white papers.