TFOS European Ambassador meeting: Unmet needs and future scientific and clinical solutions for ocular surface diseases

Susan Erickson, Amy Gallant Sullivan, Stefano Barabino, Enesa Begovic, Jose M. Benitez-del-Castillo, Stefano Bonini, Jose Salgado Borges, Vladimir Brzheskiy, Nina Bulat, Alma Cerim, Jennifer P. Craig, Valeriu Cusnir, Valeriu Cusnir, Vitalie Cusnir, Serge Doan, Erol Dulger, Sarah Farrant, Gerd Geerling, David Goldblum, Sergey GolubevJose A. P. Gomes, Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Meijome, Christina N. Grupcheva, Omur Ucakhan Gunduz, Jutta Horwath-Winter, Fredrik Kallmark, Nino Karanadze, Huda Hajjir Karcic, Suvad Karcic, Georgios Kontadakis, Elisabeth M. Messmer, Malgorzata Mrugacz, Conor Murphy, Olivia E. O'Leary, Vitalie Procopciuc, Heiko Pult, Peter Raus, Afsun Sahin, Niko Setala, Adriana Stanila, Dan Mircea Stanila, Tor Paaske Utheim, Jelle Vehof, Piera Versura, Edoardo Villani, Mark D. P. Willcox, James S. Wolffsohn, Zbigniew Zagorski, Gunnar Mar Zoega, David A. Sullivan*

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    Abstract

    The mission of the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) is to advance the research, literacy, and educational aspects of the scientific field of the tear film and ocular surface. Fundamental to fulfilling this mission is the TFOS Global Ambassador program. TFOS Ambassadors are dynamic and proactive experts, who help promote TFOS initiatives, such as presenting the conclusions and recommendations of the recent TFOS DEWS IITM, throughout the world. They also identify unmet needs, and propose future clinical and scientific solutions, for management of ocular surface diseases in their countries. This meeting report addresses such needs and solutions for 25 European countries, as detailed in the TFOS European Ambassador meeting in Rome, Italy, in September 2019.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberARTN 936-962
    Pages (from-to)936-962
    Number of pages27
    JournalOcular Surface
    Volume18
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct-2020

    Keywords

    • DRY EYE

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