Innovations in Glaucoma Therapy

Innovations in Glaucoma Therapy

Innovations in Glaucoma Therapy

It’s an exciting time for glaucoma management; join us to find out more about advances in pharmacologic and surgical therapies.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Glaucoma is a major public health problem in this country and can severely affect the well-being and quality of life of patients with the disease. Within the last five years, there have been several important advances in the pharmacologic and surgical management of glaucoma that clinicians need to know about. 

    In this program, we examine these innovations and their potential to improve your patients’ clinical outcomes.   

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

    Pradeep Y. Ramulu, MD, PhD
    Chief, Glaucoma Division
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, MD 

    Consulting Fees: Aerie Pharma, Ivantis, Théa Pharmaceuticals, W.L. Gore
    Salary: NIH 

    E. Randy Craven, MD
    Chief, Wilmer Eye Institute ‐ Bethesda
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
    Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
    Bethesda, MD

    Consulting Fees: Allergan, Gore, Santen
    Contracted Research: Allergan, Gore, Sight Sciences 

    Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO
    Director of Optometric Services
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
    Miami, FL 

    Consulting Fees: Allergan, Genentech, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Carl Zeiss
    Commercial Interest Speaker Bureau: Allergan, Genentech, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Carl Zeiss
    Ownership Interest: Leo Lens Pharma

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Emily Chew, MD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Elizabeth Lurwick 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:

    • Identify pharmacologic and surgical therapeutic advances in glaucoma treatment and the benefits and risks associated with these modalities.
    • Review clinical innovations for the treatment of glaucoma that may soon be available.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and ASORN members.

  • 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 Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. GLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Global Learning Collaborative 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.

  • Provider

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    Prova Education designs and executes continuing education founded on evidence-based medicine, clinical need, gap analysis, learner feedback, and more. Our mission is to serve as an inventive and relevant resource for clinical content and educational interventions across a broad spectrum of specialties. 

    Prova Education's methodology demonstrates a commitment to continuing medical education and the innovative assessment of its effects. Our goal is clear—to develop and deliver the very best education in the most impactful manner and to verify its results with progressive outcomes research. 

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    This activity is provided in partnership with the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The National Eye Health Education Program of the NEI is acknowledged for its important contributions to this initiative.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Aerie Pharma and Bausch Health.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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