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3 CPD

Gaining confidence in dry eye diagnosis and management

About the session

This discussion workshop, designed for any eye care practitioner, aims to boost clinical confidence in diagnosing and managing dry eye. Led by experienced clinicians well-versed in dry eye patient care, the workshop delves into critical topics, including the classification of dry eye, interpretation of diagnostic methodologies, and management options for those working in primary care. Attendees will discuss the use of questionnaires, the impact of lifestyle on dry eye, and explore diagnostic techniques as well as the TFOS four-stage management workflow to provide a structured approach to enhance patient care.

The clinical cases included in this workshop will focus on the latest advancements in dry eye research, with a particular focus on the TFOS DEWS II and TFOS Lifestyle reports. Participants can expect to leave with the tools and knowledge necessary to improve their confidence in managing dry eye, ensuring better patient outcomes.

This session fulfils the requirement specified for Part B of the BCLA Dry Eye Management Course.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes and CPD information to be confirmed.

Chair

Corrina McElduff FBCLA

Corrina is an optometrist with many years’ experience in both multiple and independent sectors. Her innovative work as clinical lead for a group of independent optometrists included the development of one of the first myopia management clinics in the UK. After moving across into industry with CooperVision, she worked closely with ECPs to deliver education and insight in to contact lens expertise and management and sits on the BCLA council.

She is currently Director of Professional Affairs with Ocumetra, revolutionising myopia management with innovative solutions to make understanding myopia management easier for parents and improve patient outcomes.

Speaker

Dr Byki Huntjens FBCLA

Byki is a qualified optometrist from the Netherlands who obtained her MSc and PhD at the University of Manchester in the UK. Her current educational and research interests include contact lenses and dry eye and she has presented at various national and international conferences. 

Byki is a BCLA council member and Director of IACLE, and was awarded fellowships from both associations.

Facilitators 

Indie Grewal FBCLA

Indie Grewal is an optometrist with over 30 years' experience within the optical industry. Shortly after qualifying, he joined Visioncare Research as a research optometrist. He opened his own Leightons franchise in St Albans in 2001, as well as participating in contact lens clinical trials. As well as running his own independent practice, Indie is a professional services consultant in myopia management for CooperVision. Indie’s passion for contact lenses has seen him work with major contact lens manufacturers and as a key opinion leader he has presented both in the UK and internationally. Indie is a fellow and past president of the BCLA.

Dr Keyur Patel FBCLA

Dr Keyur Patel is the Clinical Director at the multi award winning Tompkins Knight and Son Optometrists, Northampton, UK. He has specialist interest in therapeutics, dry eye, myopia, sports vision and contact lenses, as well as Glaucoma (also working with a community glaucoma service). Keyur graduated from City University in 1999 and after 5 years in practice ventured to the United States, where he completed the accelerated O.D. program at the New England College of Optometry, Boston.

After completing a residency in Community Health, he returned to England. Upon his return, to maintain the increased level of care afforded to him, he completed Diplomas in Therapeutics, Glaucoma and Sports Vision.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometrists, College of Optometrists and the British Contact Lens Association. Keyur has been a clinical instructor for NECO, City University, WOPEC, Alcon University and is lucky enough to be considered a KOL. Keyur had a keen interest in imaging and regularly shares clinical images and insights on social media as @Optomegeek.