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Dry Eye Disease Mitigation WCO Alcon Online Even 8 November

The first dry eye disease education initiative event from World Council of Optometry and Alcon will begin on 8 November with an online seminar titled Dry Eye Disease Mitigation.

The seminar, led by Professor Jennifer Craig, will focus on understanding the prevalence and aetiology of dry eye, associated risk factors, and how to triage patients presenting with symptoms. Professors Lyndon Jones and James Wolffsohn will join in the discussion.

The education initiative brings together world-renowned experts to share the latest dry eye disease data and science with the entire optometric community

Register Now

Dry Eye Disease Mitigation will be livestreamed in multiple time zones and will include an interactive live chat to give participants worldwide access to these distinguished experts at no cost.

6pm PST = Pacific Standard Time/Los Angeles
6pm CET = Central Europe Register at https://bit.ly/DryEyeMitigation
5pm HKT/SST = Hong Kong/Singapore Register at https://bit.ly/DryEyeMitigation

The presentation will also be available on demand following the event.

Raising Awareness

WCO and Alcon partnered to develop the dry eye disease education initiative to raise optometrists’ understanding of dry eye and deliver resources on practical management.

As Professor Craig said, “Dry eye disease is a widespread problem that in many cases can be easily managed. It does not require a great deal of infrastructure and only modest specialised education. This online event series is aimed at delivering practical information that optometrists can use right away. We need to not only more actively identify patients with dry eye but also point them in the right direction. By doing that, we can improve their quality of life.”

Symptoms of this chronic, painful condition affect approximately 1.4 billion people worldwide,1 with reports of increased occurrence aligning with notable factors such as increasing use of technology, environmental triggers, and an aging population.2 The education initiative brings together world-renowned experts to share the latest dry eye disease data and science with the entire optometric community.

Schedules for additional WCO and Alcon online events will be released in the coming months.

References
1. MarketScope (2020) 2020 Dry Eye Products Market Report. A Global Analysis for 2019 to 2025. October 2020.
2. Stapleton F, Alves M, Bunya VY, Jalbert I, Lekhanont K et al. (2017) TFOS DEWS II Epidemiology Report. Ocul Surf 15 (3): 334-365.