Dry Eye is a global problem affecting more than 30 million people in the United States alone. This briefing will discuss how dry eye can be impacted by lifestyle, the challenges related to dry eye, and how research is advancing care to improve outcomes and address the growing epidemic of eye disease.
Knowledge of the ocular surface - or front-of-the-eye - has evolved dramatically in the past few years. The National Eye Institute (NEI) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is supporting numerous studies on the causes of, and quality of life implications of, Ocular Surface Disease (OSD), as is private industry.
The NEI has launched the Anterior Segment Initiative (ASI) to address the clinically significant OSD problems of Dry Eye Disease, ocular pain, and ocular inflammation causing pain, discomfort, and disruptions in tear function.
Join us as we hear from leaders in Dry Eye Disease prepared to share their insights:
Maria Markoulli, PhD, MOptom, GradCertOcTher, FBCLA, FAAO from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Anat Galor, MD, MSPH (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami FL, United States)
Tannin Schmidt, PhD (Biomedical Engineering, UConn School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT)