CE VIDEO: Dry Eye Mastery: A Simple System for Clinical and Practice Success

An evidence-based approach to diagnosing and managing dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Contamac US. The content of this activity was planned and prepared independently by Review Education Group without input from members of Contamac US. 


Arthur Epstein, OD, FAAO, Phoenix, Eye Care & The Dry Eye Center of Arizona

Release Date:

July 17, 2019

Expiration Date:

July 17, 2022 

Estimated time to complete activity:

2 hours

Computer System Requirements:

Access to internet and a web browser is required to complete this activity.

Goal Statement: 

Our understanding of the ocular surface has evolved dramatically over the past few years. Growing interest in dry eye and tear dysfunction has increased interest in this practice segment. We present an evidence-based approach with extensive clinical examples, to integrate novel concepts into a unified perspective of the ocular surface environment with direct practical and clinical diagnostic and therapeutic application. We then explore the practical considerations of successfully incorporating care for this patient population in need within the contemporary eye care practice.

Educational Objectives:

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Outline ocular surface and tear film physiology and function.
  2. Consider the role of meibomian gland dysfunction in dry eye.
  3. Describe traditional and new diagnostic techniques for dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction.
  4. Describe ocular surface disease therapies and approaches to effective patient management.

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for optometrists who provide primary care optometry services, including but not limited to medical optometric services.

Faculty/Editorial Board:

Arthur Epstein, OD, FAAO, Phoenix, Eye Care & The Dry Eye Center of Arizona

Continuing Education Credit: 

This activity, COPE Activity Number 117789 is accredited by COPE for continuing education for optometrists. This course is COPE approved for 2 hours of CE credit. Course ID is 63393-AS. Please check your state licensing board to see if this approval counts toward your CE requirement for relicensure.

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Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:

Review Education Group (REG) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to REG policy. REG is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Art Epstein, OD
Consulting fees
from Alcon, B&L, BioTissue, Contamac, Focus Labs, J&J, NovaBay, Oculus, Sight Sciences, Shire, Sun, TearLab                                                                                                                                                                      
from Alcon, B&L, BioTissue, Contamac, Focus Labs, J&J, NovaBay, Oculus, Sight Sciences, Shire, Sun, Tear Lab

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Method of Participation Request for Credit:

During the period July 17, 2019 through January 17, 2020, participants must read the learning objectives, faculty disclosures and view the complete educational activity. If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test and evaluation at the conclusion of this course.  Post course tests must receive a score of 70% or better in order for a certificate of completion to be issued.



Disclosure of Unlabeled Use:

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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