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Inflamed and Untamed: Managing the Progression of Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of blindness, with an estimated 4.2 million people over the age of 40 affected by this condition within the United States. Loss of vision is most frequently due to diabetic macular edema (DME), a consequence of DR, but it can also be a direct result of DR. Inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of DME, and recent advances in the understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of the disease have led to the development of therapies fo...
Slack Inc.

From Trials to Treatments Real World Applications in Medical and Surgical Retina

Retinal disorders, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO) can result in vision loss if not treated early and—in some disorders—continuously. Significant challenges lie ahead in addressing these patients’ needs, as healthcare providers are being tasked with treating increasing numbers of patients. Prevent Blindness America has found the total healthcare costs of vision problems in the U.S. in people older than 40 ye...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema: Optimal Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy for Vision Preservation and Restoration

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are 2 of the most common causes of blindness among working-age people throughout the world. Effective management depends heavily on prompt treatment. Many of these patients remain untreated, however; as a result, they often suffer irrevocable vision loss that might have been prevented. Retina specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists, who play a crucial role in the treatment of DR and DME, will require education to overcome defici...
Slack Inc.

Integrated Care for the Diabetic Patient How to Diagnose and Manage the At Risk Patient Part 1

After successfully completing this activity, optometrists will have improved their ability to: Determine who is a high-risk patient for the onset of diabetic eye disease Discuss the importance of conducting yearly dilated exams on diabetic patients Develop plans to initiate comanagement of the diabetic patient with both ophthalmologists and primary care physicians/endocrinologists Implement strategies to educate patients on the ocular manifestations of diabetes
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Integrated Care for the Diabetic Patient: How to Diagnose and Manage the At-Risk Patient Webinar Part 3

It remains clear that although diabetes is a systemic disorder, the manifestations of diabetic complications will occur without optimal glycemic and blood pressure control. Optometrists can help continually reinforce that message by educating patients about the necessity for ongoing and yearly dilated eye exams, and discussing the potential treatments should vision loss become obvious. The target audience for this CE Activity is Optometrists. Learning Objectives After successfully compl...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Integrated Care for the Diabetic Patient How to Diagnose and Manage the At Risk Patient Part 2 Supplement

This continuing education (CE) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held in September 2016. It remains clear that although diabetes is a systemic disorder, the manifestations of diabetic complications will occur without optimal glycemic and blood pressure control. Optometrists can help continually reinforce that message by educating patients about the necessity for ongoing and yearly dilated eye examinations, and discussing the potential treatments should vision loss becom...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Integrated Care for the Diabetic Patient: How to Diagnose and Manage the At-Risk Patient Webinar Part 2

It remains clear that although diabetes is a systemic disorder, the manifestations of diabetic complications will occur without optimal glycemic and blood pressure control. Optometrists can help continually reinforce that message by educating patients about the necessity for ongoing and yearly dilated eye exams, and discussing the potential treatments should vision loss become obvious. The target audience for this CE Activity is Optometrists. Learning Objectives This educational activi...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

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