RetinaCME
CME

Treating Diabetic Retinopathy Thinking Outside the Box

Author(s)/Faculty: Rishi P. Singh, MD; W. Lloyd Clark, MD; Dilsher S. Dhoot, MD
Release Date: 12/19/2019Expiration Date: 12/18/2020
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 1
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Early diagnosis and prompt treatment of diabetic retinopathy (DR) has been shown to effectively prevent vision loss. Until recently, panretinal photocoagulation was the primary management approach for DR. However, clinical trial data from pinnacle studies utilizing anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy in patients with diabetic macular edema have demonstrated that anti-VEGF therapy is also an effective treatment option for patients with DR. Specific data on the optimal use of anti-VEGF agents to treat DR have emerged from both initial studies establishing the effectiveness of anti-VEGF in this setting and subsequent clinical trials. Within this recorded educational symposium, experts in the field evaluate new findings pertaining to the optimization of treatment dosing and management of patients with DR, compare treatment protocols for proliferative versus nonproliferative DR, and assess treatment regimens for their ability to achieve regression of DR.