Effective Strategies for Optimal Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurotrophic Keratitis

1.00 CME
$0 FEE
You've successfully added to your alerts. You will receive an email when new content is published.

Click Here to Manage Email Alerts

We were unable to process your request. Please try again later. If you continue to have this issue please contact customerservice@slackinc.com.

Eyeball - neurotrophic keratitis activity image


Provider Statement

This activity is jointly provided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Catalyst Medical Education, LLC.

Johns Hopkins logoCatalyst Medical Education Logo

Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Dompé US, Inc.

Target Audience

Cornea specialists, comprehensive ophthalmologists, and optometrists

Learning Objectives

After participation in this activity, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognize the importance of early diagnosis and intervention for patients with Neurotrophic Keratitis (NK)
  • Describe risk factors, clinical manifestations and complications of NK
  • Identify screening and clinical procedures useful in differential diagnosis of NK
  • Review conventional supportive care and surgical intervnetions utilized in the management of NK
  • Describe the MOA, efficacy, safety, and clinical considerations of newly approved and emerging pharmacotherapies for managing NK
  • Develop management plans for NK that would work towards mitigating disease progression and promote corneal healing


Esen Karamursel Akpek headshot

Esen Karamursel Akpek, MD (Course Director)
Bendann Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Ocular Surface Disease Clinic
The Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD

Christopher E. Starr headshot

Christopher E. Starr, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Director, Refractive Surgery
Director, Opthalmic Education
New York, NY

Sumayya Ahmad headshot

Sumayya Ahmad, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Icahn Schools of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY


ACCME logo This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Catalyst Medical Education, LLC. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Johns Hopkins logoPhysicians
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant reviewing activity, scoring a 70% or higher on the post test, and completing and submitting an activity evaluation. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form. You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. There is no fee to participate in this activity.

Policy on Presenter and Provider Disclosures

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine OCME has established policies that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.


As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) requires attested and signed global disclosure of the existence of all financial interests or relationships with commercial interest from an individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Esen K. Akpek, MD has disclosed the following financial relationships:

  • Contracted Research: Allergan Inc., GORE & Associates, Inc.
  • Consulting Fee: Novaliq, Sanofi/Regeneron
  • Royalty: Up-To-Date
  • Unpaid Member of Board of Directors: Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation
  • Ad Board: GSK, Santan, Sun Ophthalmics

Sumayya Ahmad MD has reported no relevant finanical relationships.

Christopher E. Starr, MD has disclosed the following relationships:

  • Consulting Fee: Allergan, BlephEx, Bruder, Dompé, EyePoint, Eyevance, Johnson & Johnson, Kala Pharma, Novaliq, Quidel, Shire, Sight Sciences Sun Pharma, and TearLab

Reviewers report the following relationship(s): No financial relationships to disclose.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is producted for educational purposed only. Use of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Johns Hopkins Statement of Responsibility

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Internet CME Policy

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. Johns Hopkins Schhol of Medicine OCME maintains its internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public. OCME at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine CME program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you will the services that you request.

Confidentiality Disclaimer for CME activity Participant

I certify that I am participating in this Johns Hopkins School of Medicine activity for CME-accredited training and/or educational purposes.

I understand that while I am participating in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the “Privacy Regulations”). Protected health information is information about a person's health or treatment that identifies the person.

I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential. I agree not to post or discuss this protected health information, including pictures and/or videos, on any social media site (eg, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in any electronic messaging program or through any portable electronic device.

I understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer any questions I have about my obligations under this Confidentiality Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality. The contact information is: Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone: 410-614-9900, e-mail: HIPAA@jhmi.edu.

“The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, as sponsor of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certify that the visitor is here for training, education and/or observation purposes only.”

For CME questions, please contact the CME Office 410-955-2959 or email cmenet@jhmi.edu.

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
720 Rutland Avenue/ Turner 20
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195
Reviewed & Approved by: General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
(Updated 4/09 and 3/14)

Copyright Statement

All rights reserved - The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. No part of this program may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles or reviews.