CME: Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema
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The experts in this panel discuss breakthroughs in anti-VEGF treatments, as well as effectiveness of new therapies and guidelines.

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Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    Diabetic retinopathy is becoming increasingly more common as an obesity epidemic spreads around the world.  It’s now the major cause of vision loss for working-age adults. This activity will discuss the current DRCR.net algorithms for diagnosing and treating diabetic macular edema as well as the results of the Protocol T study which compared several anti-VEGF agents. 

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. 

    Faculty:
    William L. Rich, III, MD, FACS
    Medical Director of Health Policy
    American Academy of Ophthalmology
    Falls Church, VA            

    Dr. Rich has nothing to disclose.

    John A. Wells, III, MD
    Palmetto Retina Center
    Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
    Palmetto Health/USC Medical Group
    Columbia, SC

    Dr. Wells receives consulting fees from Iconic Therapeutics.

    Host:     
    Lee Merrill Jampol, MD
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University
    Chicago, IL

    Dr. Jampol receives consulting fees from Apellis, Quintiles/Stem Cell Organization, and Sanofi.

    Reviewers/Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Robert Schneider, MSW has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Discuss the results of Protocol-T — A Comparative Study and Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

    • Understand which cases of diabetic macular edema should be treated, which medications are available, what treatment regimen is recommended by the DRCR.net, and the long-term results of therapy

  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Retinal Specialists, General Ophthalmologists, Ophthalmology Nurse Practitioners, Ophthalmology Physician Assistants, and Optometrists.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) and the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. TOPEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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