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DME Clinical Case Challenges: Individualizing Care in Real-World Situations

Author(s)/Faculty: Andrew P. Schachat, MD; Carl D. Regillo, MD; David S. Boyer, MD; Jeffrey S. Heier, MD
Release Date: 12/10/2012Expiration Date: 12/9/2013
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0
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Diabetic macular edema is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States, and rates are likely to increase as more patients develop diabetes. Grid laser was the most prevalent treatment option, but resulted in damage to surrounding tissue and could not restore the vision loss caused by the edema. There is increasing evidence, such as the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network ( Protocol I study, that agents that inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor play an important role in the management of DME, and may be able to restore some lost vision. The treatment algorithms to manage patients with DME remain complex and o en involve combination therapies, making it challenging to translate clinical trial results into treatment plans for individual patients. This program will comprise leading clinicians presenting clinical scenarios and discussing their rationale and strategies for managing complicated cases....