Goal and Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Explain the role of the trigeminal and corneal sensory nerves in the normal function of the cornea
  • Summarize the diseases and injuries that commonly cause NK
  • Apply appropriate testing strategies in support of a timely diagnosis of NK
  • Develop evidence-based treatment plans for patients with NK based on disease stage


Francis S. Mah, MD
Director of Cornea and External Disease
Co-Director, Refractive Surgery
Scripps Clinic Medical Group
La Jolla, CA
Preeya K. Gupta, MD
Medical Director, Triangle Eye Consultants
Chef Medical Adviser, Surface Opthalmics, Inc.
Co-Founder, Interventional Mindset
Durham, NC
Edward J. Holland, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
University of Cincinnati
Director of Cornea Services
Cincinnati Eye Institute
Cincinnati, OH
Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD
Professor, James and Margaret Elkins Chair
Director, Ocular Surface Center at the Cullen Eye Institute,
Department of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Accreditation Information

This course is being provided by a Relias LLC strategic partner.  Consumption of this course will take place on the partners site and courses provided in this manner are not accredited by Relias LLC.