The Pharmacist Role in Customized Solutions for Patients with Dry Eye Disease

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Pharmacy Times, July 2018 Digestive Health, Volume 84, Issue 7

FACULTY

Emily M. Ambizas, PharmD, MPH, BCGP

Associate Clinical Professor

St. John’s University

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Queens, New York

Bejoy P. Maniara, PharmD, BCPS

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Resident Pharmacist

James J. Peters VA Medical Center Department of Pharmacy

Bronx, New York

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR PHARMACISTS

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Examine the growing incidence of dry eye disease and the consequences of it remaining untreated
  • Analyze the role and proper administration of over-the-counter and prescription therapies in mild, moderate, and severe dry eye disease
  • Identify characteristics of dry eye disease and recommendations of steps to pursue the most appropriate treatment plan

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Highlight the growing incidence of dry eye disease
  • Recognize characteristics of dry eye disease
  • Review the proper administration of therapies for dry eye disease

TARGET AUDIENCE: Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians

ACTIVITY TYPE: Application: Pharmacists; Knowledge: Pharmacy techniciansRELEASE DATE: July 11, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: July 11, 2019

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 2.0 hours

FEE: This lesson is offered for free at www.pharmacytimes.org.