Tuesday, July 11, 2017

TFOS DEWS II... and a dry eye briefing for Congress!

TFOS DEWS II is an exciting international medical consensus project spanning nearly two years of work by well over a hundred top researchers and clinicians from around the world.

The fruit of their efforts, a lengthy report on everything from dry eye pathophysiology to treatments to everything we know about pain and sensation in dry eye disease, will be released July 15th in the ophthalmology journal Cornea. I've been privileged to serve on their public awareness and education committee and am so thrilled to see this long awaited day approaching. Chomping at the bit to start getting this much needed information into the hands of the people who need it most!

Meantime, on Wednesday, July 12, TFOS are giving a congressional briefing, with highlights of the report!


TFOS Press Release 

1 comment:

Joyce Campbell said...

Hi Rebecca,
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