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No More Tears: Managing Tear Production Disorders

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No More Tears: Managing Tear Production Disorders

08 Nov 2019
Clinician’s Brief Clinical Theater 1
Ophthalmology

Tear production disturbances are one of the most common causes of ocular surface disease in dogs and cats. Left untreated, tear film disease leads to chronic irritation of the conjunctiva and cornea and will contribute to increased inflammation and corneal ulceration. Many treatment advancements have occurred over the years including improvements in medical and surgical options. This lecture will offer practical tips for diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis.

  • -Identify clinical signs of tear film disturbance
  • -Recognizing the role of contributing risk factors including third eyelid gland prolapse, diabetes and age.
  • -Review all treatment options
Speakers
Brady Beale, Ophthalmologist, Chief Medical Communications Officer - PennVet University of Pennsylvania

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