Trending…Dosing, Anatomic Dryness, and Treatment Protocols in Retinal Diseases

0.75 CME
0.75 ABO MOC
45 MINS
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Overview

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education


Support Statement

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Activity Description

The incorporation of intravitreal therapy into treatment protocols for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) has led to enhanced visual outcomes. In nAMD, anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapies have demonstrated significant visual acuity gains, yet lack of patient adherence due to treatment burden can result in suboptimal outcomes. Dosing strategies that elongate the time between injection intervals yet maintain early visual acuity gains are currently evolving. In patients with DR, early intervention with anti-VEGF therapies has demonstrated significant slowing of disease progression and reduction of vision-threatening complications. In this educational activity, experts in the field review injection protocols that have been shown to improve the long-term management of DR and nAMD as well as evaluate how the persistence of retinal fluid post-treatment may influence visual outcomes in patients with retinal diseases.


Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is ophthalmologists, retina specialists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with retinal diseases.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this publication series, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe injection protocols that have been shown to improve the long-term management of diabetic retinopathy and neovascular age-related macular degeneration.
  • Explain how the persistence of retinal fluid post-treatment may influence visual outcomes in patients with retinal diseases.

Activity Chair

Sophie J. Bakri, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


Faculty

Diana V. Do, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Ophthalmology
Byers Eye Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA 


Reviewer

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP


Accreditation

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to satisfy the Lifelong Learning requirements for the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Maintenance of Certification (ABO MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit. 

Upon successful completion, learners who opt-in by providing their ABO ID and DOB (MM/DD) will earn MOC credits equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. The CME activity provider will submit learner completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABO MOC credits within 30 days of activity completion.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 26, 2020, through October 25, 2021.


How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 of 4 posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.


Disclosures

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below.

Activity Chair and Faculty report the following relationship(s)

Sophie J. Bakri, MD
Consulting Fee: Alimera, Allegro, Allergan, EyePoint, Genentech, Kala, Novartis, Oxurion, Roche

Diana V. Do, MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Reviewer reports the following relationship(s)

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.


Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.


Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.


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