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Managing Diabetic Eye Disease: Advances in Treatment

Author(s)/Faculty: Szilárd Kiss, MD
Release Date: 4/17/2015Expiration Date: 3/17/2017
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0
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The prevalence of diabetes is increasing, with more than 2 million new cases reported annually. More than 40% of patients with diabetes will develop diabetic retinopathy, and other conditions such as cataract and glaucoma, are more frequent in patients with diabetes. Current treatments have been shown to be successful at maintaining vision, but because damage associated with diabetic eye disease begins asymptomatically, early detection is critical. Numerous studies have also shown that glycemic control can help slow the progression of diabetic eye disease. Comprehensive ophthalmologists are in an excellent position to screen patients and counsel them on the importance of managing their diabetes. In this symposium, leading clinicians will discuss the importance and effect of early screening as well as review the rapidly increasing range of options for the management of diabetic eye disease.