Dry Eye Disease (DED) used to be considered as an ocular disease associated with age and primarily women over 50. Though this remains to be true, there is no longer a “typical” patient with DED. Various ages and particularly those who live in a multi-screen world may be affected. Given the increasing prevalence of this condition and the association with autoimmune diseases, use of contact lenses, medication use and extensive screen time, the demographics of this disease are changing. This program will examine DED, the importance of early recognition, effective management and treatment options.
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ Credit(s). Cert+ Program ID#: 189347
Alison Flanagan (MD, CCFP (PC)), C. Lisa Prokopich (OD, MSc), Deanna Telner (MD, CCFP), Michael Lee-Poy (MD, CCFP, MCISc)
On completion of this program, participants will be better able to:
- Outline the impact poor nutrition can have on patient health
- Identify the key nutritional requirements for older patients
- Recognise undernutrition in the elderly
- Describe how available nutritional products can have a significant impact on patient outcomes