Impact of TFOS DEWS II™ on Dry Eye Clinical Practice & Research

Location: 
Washington, DC
Address: 
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168 (Gold Room)
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Noon – 1:15 pm ET

Join the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) and the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) at a Congressional briefing and screening for Dry Eye Awareness Month on Wednesday, July 11, noon- 1:15 p.m. ET in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168. A panel of experts will discuss the impact of the July 2017 TFOS Dry Eye Workshop II (TFOS DEWS II™) Report on Clinical Practice and Research, Focusing on Diseases/Conditions that Cause Dry Eye. 

Speakers include: 

Janine Austin-Clayton, MD, Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health and Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health
Penny A. Asbell, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology/Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, Wheatlyn Eye Care, York, Pennsylvania
Scott Schachter, OD, Vision Source, Pismo Beach, California, and Adjunct Clinical Professor, Marshall B. Ketchum University

TearLab will conduct a “Test Your Tears” screening using its TearLab Osmolarity System, which measures the osmolarity of human tears to aid in the diagnosis of dry eye disease, in conjunction with other methods of clinical evaluation. Osmolarity is an important biomarker of ocular surface health.

Please RSVP to Dina Beaumont: 202-407-8325 or dinabeau@aol.com

Media Contacts

Suzanne Ffolkes
VP of Communications
571-482-2710

Anna Briseño
Director of Communications 
571-482-2737

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