Private Eye: Connecting the Dots in Dry Eye Disease

Private Eye: Connecting the Dots in Dry Eye Disease is an online module, and has been accredited as a Section 3: Self-Assessment Program. 

The program is designed for ophthalmologists and will touch on the identification, diagnosis and management of patients with dry eye disease (DED). 

Premise of the Program

You will act as a private detective hired for a high profile robbery case, with the mission of tracking down the thief to recover a stolen painting, titled The Eye in the Sky. You are briefed by a lawyer for a group of publicity-shy but very wealthy art collectors, that the thief has been quietly stealing works of art from private and public collections around the world. The only thing that connects the robberies is the fact that they all feature eyes. The thief recently left a cryptic note that seems to be taunting the authorities to find them. During a nine-step investigation from Calgary to the Galápagos, you will follow the clues to uncover the thief’s identity and their connection to DED.

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this program, ophthalmologists will be able to:

  • Describe the underlying mechanisms contributing to DED, including the role of the inflammatory cascade
  • Identify and diagnose patients at risk for DED early
  • Manage DED in the context of eye surgery and associated clinical scenarios
  • Explain the efficacy and safety of new DED treatments and build an appropriate treatment plan based on the available options

CPD Credits

Private Eye: Connecting the Dots in Dry Eye Disease is an accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Participants may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated). 

This module has been co-developed by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Shire (now part of Takeda) and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

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