Dry Eye Disease (DED) has gained recognition as a public health problem given its prevalence, morbidity, and cost implications. DED can have a variety of symptoms including blurred vision and ocular pain (dryness, burning aching) and a variety of signs including decreased tear production, corneal epithelial disruption, and rapid tear evaporation. However, it is well known that there is often a discrepancy between symptoms and signs of disease.
Date: 3rd November 2020
Time: 1.30pm (CET) | 06.30am (CDT)
Chair: Associate Professor Anat Galor
Webinar ID: 961 1378 0758
Webinar secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following experts will present and speak:
Associate Professor Anat Galor
Dr. Anat Galor is a cornea and uveitis trained specialist with a dual appointment at the Miami Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Galor completed an ophthalmology residency at the Cole Eye Cleveland Clinic, a uveitis fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and a cornea and external diseases fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Galor currently runs the ocular surface program at the Miami VA and has focused her research on understanding mechanisms of pain in dry eye, with an emphasis on studying new diagnostic and treatment modalities. She has lectured and published extensively on how nerve status may underlie the often noted disconnect between dry eye symptoms and signs. This includes individuals with decreased sensation and chronic epithelial abnormalities (neurotrophic phenotype) and individuals with hyper-sensitive nerves and chronic ocular pain with minimal ocular surface abnormalities (neuropathic phenotype). Over the years, she has participated in several dry eye related committees including the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS) II Pain and Sensation Committee and the Dry Eye Awareness Month Congressional Briefing. In addition, she served as President of the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group and sits on several educational committees within the Academy of Ophthalmology.
Professor Stephen C. Pflugfelder
Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, is professor and holder of the James and Margaret Elkins Chair and director of the Ocular Surface Center in the department of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine. He specializes in cornea, ocular surface and tear disorders. Dr. Pflugfelder’s research interests include pathogenesis of keratoconjunctivitis sicca and desiccation-induced inflammation and autoimmunity on the ocular surface. He has published more than 340 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters. He is past president of the International Ocular Surface Society and has served on the editorial boards of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (associate editor), American Journal of Ophthalmology (associate editor), Scientific Reports, Cornea and The Ocular Surface. He is the Cornea Trustee and President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Dr. Pflugfelder received his medical degree at the State University of New York Upstate College of Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at the Baylor College of Medicine and cornea fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami.
Associate Professor Jennifer Craig
Jennifer Craig is a therapeutic optometrist and associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland, where she heads the Ocular Surface Research Laboratory. She is widely published with over 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles and numerous articles in the professional press. Jennifer presents regularly at research and continuing education conferences, and has received awards in recognition of her teaching and research. She holds a number of adjunct appointments at reputed institutions across the world and has served on several Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society International Workshops including, most recently, as vice-chair of TFOS DEWS II.
The webinar will start at 01:30 pm (CET) / 6.30am CTD and will last 2 hours.
DED from the inside- a discussion on systemic co-morbidities that may associated and drive disease
DED from the outside- a discussion on the interaction between environmental exposures and the ocular surface, and their manifestation as DED
DED and the local neighborhood- a discussion on effects of the periocular skin and eyelids on the ocular surface and DED
|Q & A
On Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, MDPI and Clinical Medicine organized the third webinar on JCM, entitled: “Webinar on Clinical Medicine | Dry Eye 360- Looking at Dry Eye Disease from all Directions”
The introduction was held by the chair of the webinar, Associate Professor Anat Galor. Dr. Anat Galor is a cornea and uveitis trained specialist with a dual appointment at the Miami Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Professor Stephen Pflugfelder held the first presentation, entitled “DED from the inside- a discussion on systemic co-morbidities that may associated and drive disease”. He is currently is professor and holder of the James and Margaret Elkins Chair and director of the Ocular Surface Center in the department of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine.
The second presentation with the title “DED from the outside- a discussion on the interaction between environmental exposures and the ocular surface, and their manifestation as DED” was held by the chair Associate Professor Anat Galor.
The third speaker of the webinar was Associate Professor Jennifer Craig. Her presentation was entitled: “DED and the local neighborhood- a discussion on effects of the periocular skin and eyelids on the ocular surface and DED” Jennifer Craig is a therapeutic optometrist and associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland, where she heads the Ocular Surface Research Laboratory.
Their presentations were followed by a Q&A and a discussion, moderated by the chair. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on Sciforum website. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on JCM, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.
Relevant Special Issues
Dry Eye Syndrome: New Insights on Epidemiology and Management
Guest Editor: Dr. Anat Galor
closed (30 October 2019)
Cutting-Edge Topics in Dry Eye Disease
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Kyung Chul Yooh
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2020.
Advances in Dry Eye Disease Treatment
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Murat Dogru, Dr. Piera Versura
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2021.
Climate, Environment, and Disease
Guest Editor: Dr. Anat Galor, Dr. Naresh Kumar
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.