The Role of a Pharmacist in Caring for Ophthalmic Conditions

Stephanie Conway, PharmD, RPh, Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences—Worcester/Manchester, discusses the links between ophthalmic conditions, over-the-counter ophthalmic products, and pharmacists. This video was filmed at the 2019 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting in Chicago. 

Stephanie Conway, PharmD, RPh: There are many different ophthalmic conditions that patients might go to your local pharmacy to seek over-the-counter or self-care medications for. Some of these might include allergic conjunctivitis, various types of dry eye, blepharitis, contact lens-related concerns, and even on the flipside, many medications can contribute to some of these ocular conditions, and so there really is a very close tie between ophthalmic products, ophthalmic conditions, and the role of a pharmacist.


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