Overview

The mission of continuing education at Evolve Medical Education LLC (Evolve) is to develop educational programs in a variety of learning formats. These programs are based on the outcomes of needs assessments, current trends, clinical data, and the latest technology that impacts health care practitioners, which will lead to the development of strategies to enhance clinician knowledge, competence, close professional practice gaps, improve provider performance in patient care, implement practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, and systems-based practice.
The strengths of our organization include:
CME/CE activities that focus on current topics that affect patient care, and activities that are known for excellent and reputable speakers.
A distinguished reputation in the physician community.
Alliances with organizations focusing on evidence- based medical care.
Strong relationships with key content experts/opinion leaders who help us identify the educational gaps and underlying educational needs of our physician base.
An outcomes review process in which we monitor the effectiveness of our CME/CE activities by communicating with attendees several months after the CME/CE activities to determine if changes have been made in their practice because of the CME/CE activity.
Long-standing and extensive experience with multiple types of certified CME/CE activities.
Evolve Medical Education LLC is privileged to work with leaders in the field to educate practitioners via enduring activities, local, regional and national symposia, and electronic deliveries. Our subject matter experts, expert writers and the team of professionals are all in close contact with content experts in staying abreast of current and emerging therapeutic options in the following therapeutic areas:
Aesthetics
Dermatology
Diabetes
Neurology
Ophthalmology
Optometry
Women’s Health


A Look at the Glaucoma Armamentarium

This webinar presents the following learning objectives: Identify the mechanisms of action as well as the efficacy and safety profiles of novel trabecular outflow medications. Demonstrate proficiency in selecting appropriate therapies to achieve individualized patient-specific treatment goals. Advocate for patients who would benefit from new drugs before they are incorporated into payors’ ...
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Adapting to Change: Incorporating Telemedicine into Our Practice - For the Optometrist

Although telemedicine is not new to ophthalmology, the 2020 coronavirus pandemic has heightened the need for options that keep patients and eye care providers safe. Eye care providers need to be educated on the changing regulations related to office visits and billing, the enhanced safety measures required, and the ocular conditions best suited for telemedicine.
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Addressing Barriers to Prompt, Early Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is typically asymptomatic in its early stages. Therefore, best practice guidelines recommend people with diabetes have annual eye exams to screen for DR, nonproliferative DR, and diabetic macular edema to allow for early detection and timely treatment. This virtual symposia hosted by Dr. Dilsher Dhoot is designed to foster collaboration in provider networks and encou...
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Advances in Patient Care Following Cataract Surgery

Content Source This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a live symposium. Activity Description Despite the routine use of antibiotics, corticosteroids, and NSAID agents in postoperative ophthalmic care, there are no controlled investigations to establish the optimal regimens for topical agents after cataract surgery. The supplement summarizes a live panel discu...
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Advances in Sustained-Release Agents for Post-Vitrectomy Pain and Inflammation

Despite the routine use of antibiotics, corticosteroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) agents in postoperative ophthalmic surgical care, there remain issues with drug delivery of these agents. Ongoing education about novel corticosteroids and technologies is warranted to ensure eye care providers can deliver the best patient care possible. All education activities identified in t...
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ARCHWAY Randomized Phase 3 Trial of the Port Delivery System With Ranibizumab for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

January 2022: VBS Literature Update Holekamp NM, Campochiaro PA, Chang M, et al, on behalf of all Archway Investigators. ARCHWAY randomized phase 3 trial of the port delivery system with ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmology. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2021.09.016. Abstract by Nika Bagheri, MD
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Battling the Rock-Hard Cataract: Managing Complex Cataract Extraction with the Latest Phaco Techniques and Technologies

Drs. David Chang, Steve Dewey, Sam Garg, and Cathy McCabe present a series of complex phaco cases across 3 sections: (1) Phaco Techniques: Viscoelastic and Chopping, (2) Phaco Dynamics: Settings, Fluidics, and Power Modulation, and (3) Tools for Complex Cases: Laser Cataract Surgery, Capsular Tension Rings, Pupil Expansion Devices, etc. Throughout their case presentations and panel discussions, ...
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Breaking Barriers to Care: Retinal Disease in At-Risk Populations

CONTENT SOURCE This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a live virtual symposium. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION This supplement focuses on timely issues related to race and socioeconomics and how they affect patient care. The faculty discuss access to care, disease awareness among patients with the highest risk factors and treatment noncompliance. TARGET AUDIENCE This c...
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Case Presentations in Medical Glaucoma: A Review of Therapeutic Advances

CONTENT SOURCE This continuing medical education (CME)/continuing education (CE) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion that occurred on October 17, 2018. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States, and at least 3 million Americans have a form of this chronic disease. Somewhat asymptomatic, patients may lose more than 40% o...
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Cataract Surgery: Discussions on Post-Operative Ocular Inflammation

Despite the routine use of antibiotics, corticosteroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) agents in postoperative ophthalmic surgical care, there remain issues with drug delivery of these agents. Ongoing education about novel corticosteroids and technologies is warranted to ensure eye care providers can deliver the best patient care possible. All education activities identified in t...
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Cataract-Refractive Surgery: Longer Duration Therapies for Postoperative Pain and Inflammation

Despite the routine use of antibiotics, corticosteroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) agents in postoperative ophthalmic surgical care, there remain issues with drug delivery of these agents. Ongoing education about novel corticosteroids and technologies is warranted to ensure eye care providers can deliver the best patient care possible. All education activities identified in t...
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Challenges With Postoperative Posterior Segment Inflammation

Research indicates that sustained-release implants may have better efficacy and fewer systemic side effects when treating posterior segment uveitis than other corticosteroid delivery options or alternative nonsteroidal treatments. To provide the best treatment possible for patients undergoing eye surgery, ophthalmologists must have a thorough understanding of all available options and their bene...
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Chapter 1: Early Detection of Keratoconus Patients

Dr. Elizabeth Yeu describes keratoconus, including its prevalence, key characteristics, and risk factors that may lead to disease progression.
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Chapter 2: Diagnosing Keratoconus Patients

Dr. Elizabeth Yeu discusses the prevalence of keratoconus among refractive surgery candidates and how to best diagnose keratoconus based on clinical signs and conventional exams. She also discusses genetic testing for keratoconus and preemptive testing indications.
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Chapter 3: Early Detection and Intervention for Keratoconus

Dr. Brandon Ayres describes collagen crosslinking to prevent the progression of keratoconus and ectasia from worsening over time. He provides examples of patient conversations throughout their journey.
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Chapter 4: Keys to Planning Treatments of Complex Cornea Patients

Dr. Nicole Fram discusses unique preoperative diagnostics and IOL calculation considerations for complex cornea patients. She discusses her decision making process between corneal and lens treatment for phakic patients.
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Chapter 5: Treating Complex Cornea Cataract Patients

Dr. Gerd Auffarth describes best practices for diagnosis of complex cornea cataract patients. He also discusses utilizing the latest IOL technologies for treatment of complex corneas cataract patients.
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Chronic Versus Acute: Rethinking Dry Eye Disease

This continuing education activity (CE) captures content from a virtual roundtable discussion. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION Dry eye disease (DED) is a significant public health issue that threatens patient economic productivity and quality of life. About 16 million Americans have a formal DED diagnosis, but the true incidence is likely much higher because many who are symptomatic may not seek medi...
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Clinical Outcomes and Treatment Course of Eyes With Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Following the Development of Endophthalmitis

October 2021: VBS Literature Update Koulisis N, Moysidis S, Govindaraju V, et al. Clinical Outcomes and Treatment Course of Eyes with Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Following the Development of Endophthalmitis. Retina 2021; 41(6):1242-1250. Abstracted by Judy J Chen, MD
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Collaborative Care in Glaucoma: Focus on MIGS

This webinar will focus on the comanagement of patients with glaucoma, specifically those who may be candidates for microinvasive glaucoma surgery procedures that target the trabecular meshwork. Michael Greenwood, MD, and Justin A. Schweitzer, OD, will discuss the ways in which they collaborate to provide the best pre- and postoperative care for these patients.
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Comanaging Premium IOL Patients: Astigmatism Correction

This expert panel will review how to improve patient outcomes by managing presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses (IOLs) in today’s optometric practice. This 1-hour program will review how to match patients with the appropriate IOL and optimize their outcomes. Program content will include evidence-based didactic presentations, interactive panel discussions, and relevant case presentation di...
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Comanaging Premium IOL Patients: Presbyopia Correction

This expert discussion will review how to improve patient outcomes by managing presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses (IOLs) in today’s optometric practice. This 1-hour program will review how to match patients with the appropriate IOL and optimize their outcomes. Program content will include evidence-based didactic presentations, interactive discussions, and relevant case presentation dis...
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Combating Diabetic Eye Disease and Patients at Risk for Loss to Follow-Up

Retina Specialists Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS, and Katherine Talcott, MD, discuss three complex patient cases and ways to limit loss to follow-up in patients with diabetic eye disease.
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Complex Diabetic Cases: A Closer Look at Clinical Trials

This case discussion between Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS, and Jennifer I. Lim, MD, focuses on more challenging cases of diabetic eye disease. Drs. Ho and Lim discuss the impact of pivotal trials and their applicability to patients in the real-world, which can be unpredictable and include barriers to care.
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Coordinated Care and the Complex Diabetic Retinopathy Patient

This webcast will feature content designed for the comanagement of patients with advanced diabetic retinopathy. Topics of discussion include stages of retinal disease optimal time for referral telemedicine and the importance of maintaining communication in addition to challenging case studies. ​Target Audience This certified COPE activity is designed for optometrists involved in the manage...
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Corneal Disorders: Genetic Testing and Neurotrophic Keratitis

This expert discussion will provide optometrists with a comprehensive 15-minute education program on how to improve patient outcomes by diagnosing and managing corneal disorders in today’s optometric practice. The course will focus on patient identification and the latest research results related to comanaging patients with neurotrophic keratitis, including genetic testing. Program content w...
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Corneal Disorders: Keratoconus and Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

This discussion will provide optometrists with a comprehensive 30-minute education program on how to improve patient outcomes by diagnosing and managing corneal disorders in today’s optometric practice. The course will focus on patient identification and the latest research results related to comanaging patients with keratoconus, including corneal crosslinking. Program content will include a...
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Customizing Treatment Plans for the Diabetic Patient - On-demand

In this enduring material, Program Chair Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS, and John W. Kitchens, MD, will focus on the importance of working with diabetic patients and caregivers to create an individualized approach to treatment in an attempt to minimize loss to follow-up. Drs. Ho and Kitchens will also discuss potential solutions to patient compliance issues related to socioeconomics and other factors.
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Customizing Treatment Plans for the Diabetic Patient - On-demand

In this enduring material, Program Chair Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS, and John W. Kitchens, MD, will focus on the importance of working with diabetic patients and caregivers to create an individualized approach to treatment in an attempt to minimize loss to follow-up. Drs. Ho and Kitchens will also discuss potential solutions to patient compliance issues related to socioeconomics and other factors.
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DED Outlook: Understanding the Disease and Treatments on the Horizon

As new and novel approaches to the treatment of dry eye come to fruition, it is important for eye care providers to stay up to date regarding the options available for rapid symptom relief and for individualizing treatment regimens for their patients. This educational webinar will focus on those topics and more, including data on the significance of the trigeminal nerve in ocular surface disorde...
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DED: Two Sides of One Disease

This webinar brings together three experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with dry eye disease (DED). Marc R. Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, Selina R. McGee, OD, FAAO, DIPL ABO, and Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, will discuss how DED can present as both an acute and a chronic disease and will also review the latest data on emerging therapies.
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Development of Macular Atrophy After Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Myopic Traction Maculopathy and Macular Hole Retinal Detachment in Pathologic Myopia

August 2021: VBS Literature Update Fang, Y et al. Development of macular atrophy after pars plana vitrectomy for myopic traction maculopathy and macular hole retinal detachment in pathologic myopia. Retina. 2020;40(10):1881-93. DOI: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000002709. Abstract by Musa Abdelaziz, MD
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Diabetic Eye Disease Pipeline Therapies Part 1: Faricimab, KSI-301, and OPT-302

This discussion with Program Chair Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA, and David A Eichenbaum, MD, includes a case study that highlights challenges with managing diabetic eye disease during the COVID era and how longer duration therapies could be beneficial. Drs. Weng and Eichenbaum also converse about the latest data on pipeline therapies for diabetic macular edema, including faricimab, KSI-301, an...
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Diabetic Eye Disease Pipeline Therapies Part 2: High-dose Aflibercept & Gene Therapy

This discussion with Program Chair Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA, and Glenn Yiu, MD, PhD, includes a case study that highlights challenges with managing diabetic eye disease during the COVID era and how longer duration therapies could be beneficial. Drs. Weng and Yiu also converse about the latest data on pipeline therapies for diabetic macular edema, including high-dose aflibercept & gene ther...
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Diabetic Eye Disease Pipeline Therapies Part 3: Brolucizumab & PDS

This discussion with Program Chair Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA, and Sophie J. Bakri, MD, includes a case study that highlights challenges with managing diabetic eye disease during the COVID era and how longer duration therapies could be beneficial. Drs. Weng and Bakri also converse about the latest data on pipeline therapies for diabetic macular edema, including brolucizumab & PDS.
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Diabetic Retinopathy Update: Best Practices in Referrals, Screening, and Treatments

This continuing education activity captures content from a virtual roundtable discussion. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION The overwhelming majority (85%) of comprehensive eye exams are conducted by optometrists. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common ocular complication of diabetes and is currently responsible for more than 10,000 new cases of blindness each year in the United States alone. This ...
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Diabetic Retinopathy: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Early Detection

It is vital that optometrists continue to play a role in educating patients with diabetes about the potential ocular complications of their systemic disorder, as well as the benefits of comprehensive diabetic eye exams and early treatment. This activity reviews the increasing prevalence of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy and focuses on the need for early detection, use of advanced imaging, and...
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Diabetic Retinopathy: Screening, Removing Barriers, and Imaging

In patients with diabetes, there is often no obvious evidence of diabetic retinopathy (DR), ie, no intraretinal hemorrhages, exudates, or obvious microaneurysms. However, some of the newer imaging modalities can detect minor vascular changes much earlier than previous imaging options. This activity will focus on the importance of screening, overcoming barriers to recommended care, early detectio...
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Disease Prevalence and Advanced Imaging Modalities

This webcast featuring a dialogue and case studies with a retinal specialist and an optometrist and will review disease prevalence advanced diagnostic imaging pivotal treatment trials and challenging case studies. Target Audience This certified COPE activity is designed for optometrists involved in the management of patients with diabetes
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DR & DME: Addressing Barriers to Early Treatment

This continuing education (CE) activity captures content from a virtual roundtable discussion. This supplement summarizes a roundtable discussion among retina specialists and optometrists on the topic of collaboration for improved care of patients with diabetes. The clinicians review the latest trial data and share their experiences related to the importance of imaging and how early treatment...
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Dry Eye and Sustained Release Therapies

Despite the routine use of antibiotics, corticosteroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) agents in postoperative ophthalmic surgical care, there remain issues with drug delivery of these agents. Ongoing education about novel corticosteroids and technologies is warranted to ensure eye care providers can deliver the best patient care possible. All education activities identified in t...
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Early Intervention with MIGS: Standalone and Combined with Cataract Surgery

In this episode, faculty discuss the importance of early intervention when treating glaucoma patients. Faculty review the main MIGS patient types: pseudophakic patients, in combination with cataract surgery, and in pre-cataract patients.
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End-of-study Results for the Ladder Phase 2 Trial of the Port Delivery System With Ranibizumab for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

October 2021: VBS Literature Update Khanani A, Callanan D, Dreyer R, et al. End-of-study results for the Ladder phase 2 trial of the Port Delivery System with ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021;5:775-87. Abstract by Philip Storey, MD, MPH
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Epiretinal Membrane Surgery After Retinal Detachment Repair: Visual Acuity Outcomes and OCT Analysis

August 2021: VBS Literature Update Soares RR, Mahmoudzadeh R, Salabati M, et al. Epiretinal membrane surgery after retinal detachment repair: Visual acuity outcomes and OCT analysis. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021:S2468-6530(21)00103-2. Abstracted by Dan Su, MD
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Evolving Concepts in Anterior Segment Outcomes: Comanaging Premium IOL Patients Video Interview

In this video interview, Marc Bloomenstein, OD and Justin Schweitzer, OD discuss comanaging premium intraocular lens patients. How do you talk to patients about presbyopia-correcting and toric IOLs before surgery? What instruments do you rely on to accurately assess preoperative patients? How do you handle difficult patients? How do you address postoperative residual astigmatism? Watch this vide...
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Evolving Concepts in Anterior Segment Outcomes: Identifying New Treatments for Keratoconus Video Interview

In this video interview, Gloria B. Chiu, OD, FAAO, FSLS, discusses the diagnosis and treatment of early and mild keratoconus, including the use of corneal crosslinking in the management of these patients.
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Evolving Concepts in Anterior Segment Outcomes: Tackling Ocular Surface Disease Video Interview

In this video interview, Douglas K. Devries, OD, discusses the negative impact of undiagnosed and untreated ocular surface disease. He give pearls for comanaging cataract surgery patients, screening for meibomian gland dysfunction, and approaching OSD management in patients with comorbid conditions.
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EVOLVING CONCEPTS IN ANTERIOR SEGMENT OUTCOMES: TACKLING OCULAR SURFACE DISEASE, COMANAGING PREMIUM IOL PATIENTS, AND IDENTIFYING NEW KERATOCONUS TREATMENTS

The pathways for surgical comanagement may not be clearly defined for cataract, refractive, and corneal patients. The health of the ocular surface is important for patient comfort and is essential for accurate preoperative measurements, so optometrists must accurately diagnose and treat various levels of ocular surface disease (OSD) and meibomian gland dysfunction. Understanding the various intr...
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Expanding the Presbyopia Practice: Growing the Population of Happy Presbyopia Patients With the Latest Technologies

Drs. Eric Donnenfeld, Marjan Farid, Karolinne Rocha, Vance Thompson, and George Waring discuss strategies to manage presbyopes, from early to late stages of presbyopia progression. They discuss new and emerging pharmaceutical treatments options as well as next-generation presbyopia-correcting IOLs. Through a series of case presentations, they discuss how to best manage patients depending on thei...
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Exploring Emerging Trends in Medical Glaucoma Management

This webinar focuses on the newest therapies in glaucoma management and how their mechanisms of action and efficacy compares to traditional prostaglandins. The webinar also includes case discussions.
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Focus on Technology: Improving Patient Outcomes Through Enhanced Diagnostics and Imaging

As technology improves, it's important for ophthalmologists and optometrists to fully understand the enhancements in order to improve patient outcomes. Tune in for an expert panel discussion on nomograms, including how to create them, the challenges faced when using them, and the options available. The faculty will also present pre-nomogram and post-nomogram outcomes data.
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Geographic Atrophy: Contemporary Approaches to Diagnosis and Referral and a Review of the Pipeline

This roundtable discussion brings together optometric and ophthalmic experts in retinal disease to discuss the state of geographic atrophy (GA), how best to manage patients, and the pipeline therapies that have the potential to significantly alter the course of disease for many patients.
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Glaucoma Treatments in 2021: Personalizing Patient Needs

This continuing medical education (CE/CME) activity captures content from a roundtable in August. Activity Description Based on a roundtable held in August, this supplement summarizes a discussion of the mechanisms of actions and challenges with currently available and novel therapeutics as well as how to personalize glaucoma treatments. Target Audience This certified CME/CE activity is ...
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Glaucoma: Current Strategies for Detecting Disease Progression

This is part of a series of six webcasts that offer insight into topics that are important to eye care professionals in various subspecialties. Focusing specifically on glaucoma management, two experts in the field share their expertise and advise how to optimize the way patients are monitored over time to detect disease progression. The importance of optic disc photos and OCT imaging, in add...
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Harnessing the Suprachoroidal Space for the Treatment of Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

This symposium focuses on the suprachoroidal space as a novel route of drug delivery for the treatment of retinal diseases such as uveitic macular edema, diabetic retinopathy/diabetic macular edema, and neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Join the faculty for an insightful presentation on key trials examining the suprachoroidal space injections and proper administration techniques, ...
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How Treatments for DR/DME are Modernizing Medical Retina

Content Source This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a virtual roundtable discussion. Activity Description This supplement summarizes an in-depth discussion into the available treatment options for diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME), as well as the challenges faced by retina specialists and patients in the current environment of COVID...
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Imaging and Preoperative Evaluations

This series of six webcasts offers insight on various issues that are important to eye care professionals. Each of the webcasts features individualized content, including how to run an efficient practice while caring for patients in the COVID-19 era; use of high-quality screening, monitoring and imaging devices across eye care subspecialties; thorough discussions on why connectivity and trans...
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Individualizing Glaucoma Treatment: Understanding How to Utilize Traditional and Novel Agents

Join Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD, and Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO, as they discuss the ways in which novel therapeutics may help to overcome the challenges and limitations associated with currently available pharmacologic treatment options for ocular hypertension and primary open-angle glaucoma.
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Innovate Retina- Global Innovations in Retina

Innovate – Retina, The Stanford Innovation Summit series will take place virtually over the course of three virtual meetings. The summit focuses exclusively on game-changing innovations in medical and surgical retina, including current management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy, ocular imaging, gene therapy, ocular inflammation, surgical technologies, ocular ...
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Innovations in Phacoemulsification Devices and Techniques in 2021

Content Source This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a virtual roundtable. Activity Description This supplement describes the differences between phaco pumps, innovations in phaco, and how to use techniques in complex cases. Target Audience This certified CME activity is designed for cataract surgeons.
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Innovations in Pharmacological Treatments for Presbyopic Patients

Drs. Marjan Farid and Nicole Fram discuss the key efficacy, safety, and comfort considerations when using these new pharmaceutical presbyopia treatments. They also describe the patients that will be the best candidates for pharmaceutical presbyopia treatments.
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KERATOCONUS TESTING CONSENSUS STATEMENT: Understanding the Incidence and Impact of Keratoconus in Corneal Refractive Surgery & Reviewing New Standards to Preemptively Identify These Patients

World class leaders assembled to discuss and vote on best practices and guidelines for understanding the incidence and impact of keratoconus in corneal refractive surgery and reviewing new standards to preemptively identify these patients. Topics of discussion included defining the fundamental etiology and progression of keratoconus, identifying the prevalence and demographics of keratoconus in ...
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KOL Knockout: Glaucoma Edition - Personalized Treatment Plans in Medical Glaucoma Management Round 2

Round 2 of this fun and exciting virtual CME program, hosted by Douglas Rhee, MD, is a game show-style quiz competition that will feature Round 1 Champion Jody Piltz-Seymour, MD, along with two new KOL contestants: JoAnn Giaconi, MD, and Thomas D. Patrianakos, DO. The program includes a brief presentation followed by patient case studies and each KOL will weigh in on the treatment options. Wi...
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KOL Knockout™ — Cataract Edition: Surgeons Battling for the Best Outcomes

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a three live virtual symposia. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION This supplement summarizes content from a series of three unique, live virtual symposia hosted by Uday Devgan, MD, FACS, FRCS. The game show-style quiz competition with real-time audience voting featured cataract-focused case studies and discussions regarding patient car...
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KOL Knockout™: Glaucoma Edition - Personalized Treatment Plans in Medical Glaucoma Management - Round 1

This fun and exciting virtual CME program focusing on glaucoma is a game show-style quiz competition that features key opinion leaders (KOLs) as contestants. Hosted by Program Chair Douglas Rhee, MD, the first of three rounds will feature Jody Piltz-Seymour, MD, Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD, and Arsham Sheybani, MD, as contestants. This content was captured during a live virtual symposium. Voting...
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Laser Refractive Surgery Options: How Do We Choose?

This series of six webcasts offers insight on various issues that are important to eye care professionals. Each of the webcasts features individualized content, including how to run an efficient practice while caring for patients in the COVID-19 era; use of high-quality screening, monitoring and imaging devices across eye care subspecialties; thorough discussions on why connectivity and trans...
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Laser Treatment After Minimized Eye Movement for Repair of Retinal Detachment

October 2021: VBS Literature Update Kokame GT, Yee S, Omizo JN, Villanueva L, Liu J. Laser Treatment after minimized eye movement for repair of retinal detachment. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021;5(9):939-941. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2021.01.014. Epub 2021 Jan 30. PMID: 33529816. Abstract by Avni P. Finn, MD, MBA
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Long-term Anti-vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Treatment for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration: the LATAR Study

October 2021: VBS Literature Update Spooner K, Fraser-Bell S, Hong T, et al. Long-term anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: the LATAR study. Report 1: ten-year, real-world outcomes. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021;5(6):511-18. Abstracted by Vlad Matei, MD
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Management of Diabetic Retinopathy

Changing Approach to Diabetic Retinopathy Management In 2015, there were 415 million people worldwide living with diabetes. Of those, 145 million had diabetic retinopathy (DR), and roughly one-third of those had severe vision loss, according to the International Diabetes Federation. By 2040, experts estimate 224 million people will have some form of DR and 70 million will have vision-threaten...
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Managing the Diabetic Eye: Real-World Strategies for Improving Compliance and Visual Outcomes

An expert panel of retina specialists from across the country discuss the benefits of consistent treatment for diabetic eye disease and how to improve patient adherence to follow up visits, as well as expand communication with the patient’s care team in order to improve visual outcomes with currently available therapies.
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Master Class: Pass-Through Billing

In this MasterClass, Janet Cox defines pass-through status, why it’s important, and how to implement it in a practice. She discusses the most common barriers to pass-through utilization in a practice and provides pearls for overcoming those barriers.
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Master Class: The Cataract Patient Experience

In this MasterClass, Drs. Deborah Ristvedt and Daniel Terveen discuss the cataract surgery patient experience. They describe the biggest postoperative complaints that have the most significant impact on patient satisfaction after cataract surgery that the impact of those complaints on the patient experience. They also provide pearls for how to quantify the quality of the patient experience after...
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Master Classes: Best Practices for Pass-Through Billing

In this MasterClass, Drs. Daniel Terveen and Justin Schweitzer speak with Janet Cox about the best ways to implement pass-through billing in a practice. They discuss the importance of investing resources in qualified staff professional to manage implementation of reimbursement best practices. They also discuss criteria, certification, and training requirements when hiring a billing professional....
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MasterClass: Flares in Pre-Surgical Patients

In this MasterClass, Dr. Elizabeth Yeu explains how to look for and manage dry eye disease (DED) in pre-surgical patients, such as pre-laser vision correction and cataract surgery patients. By the end of this course, you will learn what exam techniques to identify OSD and DED patients, how to counsel patients, and what timing can look like for the acute treatment for rapid rehabilitation and the...
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MasterClass: Inflammation, Flares, and Dry Eye Disease Patients

In this MasterClass, Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder presents evidence that links inflammation and dry eye flares. Then, Dr. Elizabeth Yeu explains how dry eye disease can span the spectrum of management. By the end of this class, you will learn how to sensitively identify dry eye disease (DED) patients and, based on the risk factors and severity level of their disease, identify flares from maintenance ...
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MasterClass: Pain and Inflammation after Cataract Surgery

In this MasterClass, Drs. Deborah Ristvedt and Daniel Terveen discuss the intraoperative and postoperative causes of pain and discomfort with cataract surgery. They describe the advantages and disadvantages of topical therapy and the barriers to patient compliance with drops. They also discuss alternatives to traditional post-cataract topical treatments, including intracanalicular inserts of dex...
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MasterClass: Post-Myopic LASIK Cataract Patient

In this MasterClass, Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb discusses complex corneas of a post-myopic LASIK cataract patient. She discusses how to achieve the best refractive outcomes for your patients through 3 key steps, and she shows how she implements these steps in her practice, particularly with post-LASIK patients.
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MasterClass: Post-RK Cataract Patient

In this MasterClass, Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb discusses how to approach performing cataract surgery in patients with RK including difficulty with IOL calculations and getting accurate measurements, picking the right lens, intraoperatively considerations, and the patient discussion.
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MasterClass: Postoperative Pain and Inflammation

In this MasterClass, Dr. Justin Schweitzer discusses the intraoperative and postoperative causes of pain and discomfort with cataract surgery. He describes the advantages and disadvantages of topical therapy and the barriers to patient compliance with drops. He also discusses alternatives to traditional post-cataract topical treatments, including intracanalicular inserts of dexamethasone.
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MasterClass: The Cataract Surgery Patient Experience

In this MasterClass, Dr. Justin Schweitzer discusses the cataract surgery patient experience. He describes the biggest postoperative complaints that have the most significant impact on patient satisfaction after cataract surgery that the impact of those complaints on the patient experience. He also provides pearls for how to quantify the quality of the patient experience after standard cataract ...
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Matching Presbyopia-Correcting Technology to the Individual Cataract Patient's Needs

Drs. Constance Okeke and Brandon Ayres describe their current treatment strategies for patients seeking spectacle independence and vision at all distances. They discuss how to manage patient expectations for presbyopia correcting IOL patients during the preoperative consultation, and how to determine the visual distance needs of presbyopia patients. They describe how they manage patients with co...
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MGD Consensus Panel: Taking Aim at Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

CONTENT SOURCE This continuing education activity captures content from a roundtable discussion. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: The following activity focuses on the rising awareness of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and its impact on ocular surface disease. TARGET AUDIENCE: This educational activity is intended for optometrists.
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Microcystic Macular Edema and Cystoid Macular Edema Before and After Epiretinal Membrane Surgery

October 2021: VBS Literature Update Lee DH, Park SE, Lee CS. Microcystic macular edema and cystoid macular edema before and after epiretinal membrane surgery. Retina. 2021;41(8):1652-59. Abstract by Edward H. Wood, MD
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MIGS: Managing Post-Operative Inflammation

Despite the routine use of antibiotics, corticosteroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) agents in postoperative ophthalmic surgical care, there remain issues with drug delivery of these agents. Ongoing education about novel corticosteroids and technologies is warranted to ensure eye care providers can deliver the best patient care possible. All education activities identified in thi...
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MIGS: What Is It and What Outflow Pathways Does It Target?

In this episode, faculty define minimally invasive glaucoma surgier (MIGS) and describe how MIGS procedures target different outflow pathways.
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Modern Medical Glaucoma Exploring the Trends

This webcast focuses on the newest therapies in glaucoma management and how their mechanisms of action and efficacy compares to traditional prostaglandins. The webcast also includes case discussions. Please also enjoy the perviously recorded question-and-answer session with Drs. Ian Benjamin Gaddie and Gagan Sawhney!
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Modernizing Care of Patients With BCC: Changes in Management Approaches

Utilize an interdisciplinary approach to identify patients with advanced BCC and apply expert guidance and clinical guidelines to determine the best treatment pathway for individual patients. Identify patients with advanced BCC who have failed or cannot tolerate hedgehog inhibitor therapy and utilize an interdisciplinary approach to assess treatment options, including PD-1 inhibitors, and dev...
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Modernizing Medical Retina: Review of the Pipeline

In this video case discussion, Program Chair Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA, and Basil K. Williams Jr, MD, review details of a patient with wet age-related macular degeneration treated during the COVID-19 pandemic. This case highlights the need for increased durability of treatment options.
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Modernizing Medical Retina: Review of the Pipeline - Supplement

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a virtual roundtable discussion. This supplement summarizes an in-depth discussion into the available options for treatment of retinal diseases and the challenges faced by retina specialists in the current environment of COVID-19, in addition to patient compliance with demainding regimens. The faculty also reviews therapie...
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Neurotrophic Keratitis: A “Rare Disease” Yet Common Problem

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a live symposium. Based on a live satellite symposium held during the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Annual Meeting, this supplement summarizes the presentations on the stages of neurotrophic keratitis and the available treatments. This certified CME activity is designed for ophthalmologists.
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Neurotrophic Keratitis: Diagnosis and Testing

View this case discussion between Francis Mah, MD and John D. Sheppard, MD, MMSc, as they review the steps of a neurotrophic keratitis diagnostic exam and details of corneal sensitivity testing. Drs. Mah and Sheppard will also provide clinical pearls through a case discussion. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Identify the stages of n...
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Neurotrophic Keratitis: Diagnosis, Comorbidities, Ocular Exam

View this case discussion between Francis Mah, MD, and Karolinne Maia Rocha, MD, PhD, as they review how to identify the stages of neurotrophic keratitis and share tips for differentiating neurotrophic keratitis from similar diseases.
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Neurotrophic Keratitis: Improving Knowledge and Exploring Treatments

Neurotrophic keratitis is a rare, degenerative corneal disease characterized by decreased or absent corneal sensation, which can lead to epithelial breakdown, impairment of healing, and ultimately to the development of corneal ulceration, melting and perforation. Drs. Francis Mah (program chair), Marjan Farid and Sumitra Khandelwal, and Elizabeth Yeu, MD provide an engaging presentation on th...
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Neurotrophic Keratitis: New Approaches to Manage Disease and Improve Patient Satisfaction

CONTENT SOURCE This continuing medical education (CME)/continuing education (CE) activity captures content from two webcasts. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION Neurotrophic keratitis is a degenerative corneal disease characterized by decreased or absent corneal sensation, which can lead to epithelial breakdown, impairment of healing, and ultimately to the development of corneal ulceration, melting and p...
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Neurotrophic Keratitis: Old Problem, New Solutions

Eye care providers may not understand what neurotrophic keratitis is or how it differs from other corneal diseases. In addition; eye care practitioners may be unaware of treatments in development, or the already approved treatments for neurotrophic keratitis. They also may not understand the mechanism of action of these newer treatments.
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Neurotrophic Keratitis: Treating the Stages

View this case discussion between Francis Mah, MD, and Kenneth A. Beckman, MD, to learn about the importance of treating the stages of neurotrophic keratitis and the available therapeutic agents.
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New Approaches for Managing Postoperative Intraocular Inflammation

Research indicates that sustained-release implants may have better efficacy and fewer systemic side effects when treating posterior segment uveitis than other corticosteroid delivery options or alternative nonsteroidal treatments. To provide the best treatment possible for patients undergoing eye surgery, ophthalmologists must have a thorough understanding of all available options and their bene...
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New Options in Glaucoma Pharmacology: Targeting the TM

New options have become available in recent years for the medical management of glaucoma. Drs. Khouri and Sawhney discuss the importance of individualized care for patients, with an emphasis on lowering IOP through enhancing trabecular meshwork outflow using novel therapies rather than surgical options as first-line treatment. TARGET AUDIENCE This certified CME/CE activity is designed for sp...
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New Pharmacotherapeutics for the Treatment of Glaucoma: Targeting the Trabecular Meshwork

CONTENT SOURCE This continuing medical education (CME)/continuing education (CE) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION The development and commercialization of two new topical glaucoma drugs has renewed interest in medical therapy. In late 2017, after a 2-decade gap in glaucoma pharmacology innovation, two drugs in novel classes were approved for IOP r...
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Next-Generation Presbyopia-Correcting IOLs

Drs. Cathy McCabe and Ike Ahmed discuss the types of presbyopia cataract patients that can be addressed with the latest generation of presbyopia-correcting IOLs that may have not been happy with presbyopia correction previous to this. They describe the new enhanced monofocal IOL (Eyhance), extended range of vision IOL (Vivity), and hybrid EDOF/multifocal IOL (Synergy), and how these new IOLs wil...
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Novel Glaucoma Therapies: Tailoring Treatment for Each Patient

This webinar focusing on medical glaucoma will provide a thorough review of the latest trabecular outflow medications, including their mechanisms of action and safety and efficacy profiles. In addition, cases that highlight which treatments are best suited for specific patients will be presented.
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Ocular Manifestations of Infectious Diseases in Children

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, national vaccination rates have dropped significantly, and there is concern about a potential rise in vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), especially in children. As members of the healthcare community, eye care providers should recognize that vaccines are the best way to protect themselves and their families, as well as their patients and coworkers. Thi...
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Ocular Surface Disease: Etiologies and Treatment Modalities

This continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION Nearly 33% of patients in eye care clinics present with complaints about dry eye signs and symptoms. Clinicians remain challenged with both the diagnosis and best treatment options for dry eye disease (DED) because, to date, multiple causes of the disorder have been identified....
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Ocular Surface Health and Surgical Outcomes

Nearly 33% of patients in eye care clinics present with com­plaints about dry eye signs and symptoms. Clinicians remain challenged with both the diagnosis and best treatment options for dry eye disease (DED) because, to date, multiple causes of the disorder have been identified. This activity will help to inform cli­nicians on methods to improve the care of patients with DED.
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On the Horizon: New Options for Treating Presbyopia

Pharmaceutical options for treatment of presbyopia will change the conversations between eye care providers and patients. These drugs are also expected to provide a gateway for more patients to visit eye care providers. The current options simply do not completely satisfy all patients. This program will include engaging discussions among the panel members and audience related to underlying me...
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OSD: Improving Patient Outcomes Through Collaborative Care

Nearly 33% of patients in eye care clinics present with com­plaints about dry eye signs and symptoms. Clinicians remain challenged with both the diagnosis and best treatment options for dry eye disease (DED) because, to date, multiple causes of the disorder have been identified. This activity will help to inform cli­nicians on methods to improve the care of patients with DED.
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Outcomes of Infectious Endophthalmitis in Patients With Systemic Antibiotic Allergies to Penicillins, Cephalosporins or Vancomycin

October 2021: VBS Literature Update Meyer BI, Berry DE, Cribbs BE, et al. Outcomes of infectious endophthalmitis in patients with systemic antibiotic allergies to penicillins, cephalosporins, or vancomycin. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021;5(9):901-09 Abstract by Rehan M. Hussain, MD
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Patient Care Update: Neurotrophic Keratitis Diagnosis, Treatment, and Referrals

Neurotrophic keratitis can lead to epithelial breakdown, impairment of healing, and ultimately to the development of corneal ulceration, melting and perforation. Watch the faculty discuss the potential causes of neurotrophic keratitis, how to differentiate it from similar diseases, and when referrals may be necessary. Treatment options are also discussed, including the mechanisms of action of...
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Persistent Opioid Use After Ophthalmic Surgery in Opioid-Naïve Patients and Associated Risk Factors

January 2022: VBS Literature Update Ung C, Yonekawa Y, Waljee J, et al. Persistent opioid use after ophthalmic surgery in opioid-naïve patients and associated factors. Ophthalmology. 2021;128(9):1266-1273. Abstract by Priya Sharma Vakharia, MD
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PHARMACOLOGICAL PRESBYOPIA TREATMENT CONSENSUS STATEMENT: CLINICAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TODAY’S PRESBYOPIA PATIENT

This supplement, captured from a delphi panel of expert key opinion leaders, provides consensus recommendations related to defining, diagnosing, and pharmacologically treating presbyopia. This certified CME/CE activity is designed for optometrists and ophthalmologists who care for patients with presbyopia.
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Pneumatic Vitreolysis with C3F8 for Vitreomacular Traction With and Without Macular Hole: DRCR Retina Network Protocols AG and AH

October 2021: VBS Literature Update Chan CK, Mein CE, Glassman AR, et al. Pneumatic Vitreolysis with C3F8 for Vitreomacular Traction with and without Macular Hole: DRCR Retina Network Protocols AG and AH. Ophthalmology. 2021;S0161-6420(21)00353-5. Abstracted by Joshua Levinson MD
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Potential Anatomic and Functional Advantages of Using Pneumatic Retinopexy or Vitrectomy To Repair Macula-Involving Retinal Detachment

January 2022: VBS Literature Update Lee WW, Bansal A, Sadda S, et al. Outer retinal folds following pars plana vitrectomy vs pneumatic retinopexy for retinal detachment repair: post hoc analysis from PIVOT. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021;Sep 11:S2468-6530(21)00284-0. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2021.09.001. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34520841. Abstract by Christian Sanfilippo, MD
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Practice Strategies and Imaging in the COVID Era

This is part of a series of six webcasts that offer insight into topics that are important to eye care professionals in various subspecialties. The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing its global impact. In this webcast, two retina specialists discuss the ways they have adapted their practices and strategies for caring for patients while keeping their physicians and staff members safe. Also discus...
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Preparing for the Future: Updates in Retinal Diseases and Novel Therapies

Content Source This continuing education (CE) activity captures content from a virtual roundtable discussion. Activity Description Based on a roundtable discussion in August, this supplement summarizes the challenges facing clinicians when managing diabetic eye disease and wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and the current and pipeline therapy options for these diseases. Targ...
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Preparing for the Future: Updates in Retinal Diseases and Novel Therapies

This webinar is one in a series of educational initiatives designed to encourage collaborative care between primary eye care providers and retina specialists who practice in the same regions of the country. Retina Specialist Ehsan Rahimy, MD, summarizes the current therapy options for diabetic eye disease and wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and addresses the challenges facing clini...
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Presbyopia Management: Matching Today's Presbyopia-correcting Innovations With Specific Patient Needs

CONTENT SOURCE This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a series of five webinars. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION This supplement summarizes a series of webinars on presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses (IOLs). The extensive panel of experts reviews the latest research and their personal experience with the current options for managing presbyopia and a review of IOLs ...
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Putting Patients First: Best Practices for Neurotrophic Keratitis Diagnosis and Treatment

This previously recorded satellite symposium features an engaging presentation on the potential causes of neurotrophic keratitis, how to differentiate it from similar diseases, and when referrals may be necessary. Treatment options will also be discussed, including the mechanisms of action of newer therapies and when they should be introduced. Case discussions and audience question-and-answer...
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Reaching Those At Risk: A Look at Socioeconomics and Retinal Care

This archived satellite symposium covers timely issues about race and socioeconomics and how they impact patient care. The panel discusses access to care and disease awareness among patients with the highest risk factors, as well as barriers to treatment, including patient noncompliance. The panel members also share their experience with these issues and potential solutions through case studi...
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Recognition & Referral: Best Practices for Managing Patients with GA

Geographic atrophy (GA) is a progressive disease for which there is currently no FDA-approved treatment. There are, however, a number of drugs in the pipeline that are designed to address GA progression. This previously recorded satellite symposium featuring well-known experts is designed to educate eye care providers on the importance of prompt GA diagnosis and provide the latest in-depth d...
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Recognition and Referral: Best Practices for Managing Patients with GA

Patients with advanced dry age-related macular degeneration can present with geographic atrophy (GA), a disease that is progressive and increases with age. Although there is no treatment approved by the FDA that halts or reverses GA, a number of drugs in the pipeline are designed to address GA progression, hoping to succeed where previous drug candidates failed. This series of regional, interact...
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Refractive Surgery: Modern Methods

This series of six webcasts offers insight on various issues that are important to eye care professionals. Each of the webcasts features individualized content, including how to run an efficient practice while caring for patients in the COVID-19 era; use of high-quality screening, monitoring and imaging devices across eye care subspecialties; thorough discussions on why connectivity and trans...
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Representation of Women in Ophthalmology Subspecialty Societies Over 20 Years

January 2022: VBS Literature Update Azad AD, Chandramohan A, Li AS, et al. Representation of women in ophthalmology subspecialty societies over 20 years. Ophthalmology. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2021.12.011. Abstract by Katherine E. Talcott, MD
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Rethinking the Treatment of Actinic Keratosis - On-demand Webinar

This webinar featuring Anthony M. Rossi, MD, FAAD, will discuss the etiology of actinic keratosis and the risk for progression to squamous cell carcinoma. Dr. Rossi will also describe field and light-based treatments for this condition and share his experience in formulating effective strategies for long-term management of patients with actinic keratosis, including appropriate monitoring, risk a...
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Risk factors for severe bleeding complications in vitreoretinal surgery and the role of antiplatelet or anticoagulant agents

September 2021: VBS Literature Update Lauermann P, Klingelhöfer A, Mielke D, et al. Risk factors for severe bleeding complications in vitreoretinal surgery and the role of antiplatelet or anticoagulant agents. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021;5(8):e23-e29. Abstracted by Wenlan (Wendy) Zhang, MD
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Roundtable Discussion Part 1: Defining the Fundamental Etiology of Presbyopia

Drs. Richard Lindstrom, John Berdahl, Preeya Gupta, Edward Holland, Sheri Rowen, Derrell White, and Elizabeth Yeu discuss the fundamental etiology of presbyopia. They discuss the structural changes of the lens and how they correlate with functional performance. They also discuss the prevalence and demographics of today’s presbyopic patient.
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Roundtable Discussion Part 2: Identifying and Diagnosing Presbyopia Patients

Drs. Paul Karpecki, Derek Cunningham, Ben Gaddie, Cecelia Koetting, Jack Schaeffer, and Gina Wesley discuss best practices for identifying and diagnosing presbyopia patients.
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Roundtable Discussion Part 2: Impact of Presbyopia Progression on Quality of Life

Drs. Richard Lindstrom, John Berdahl, Preeya Gupta, Edward Holland, Sheri Rowen, Derrell White, and Elizabeth Yeu discuss the impact of presbyopia progression on a patient’s quality of life. Presbyopia is often the first sign of aging, and it can impact daily activities. They discuss best practices for identifying and diagnosing presbyopia patients.
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Roundtable Discussion Part 3: Efficacy, Safety, and Comfort Considerations for Pharmaceutical Presbyopia Treatments

Drs. Richard Lindstrom, John Berdahl, Preeya Gupta, Edward Holland, Sheri Rowen, Derrell White, and Elizabeth Yeu discuss the efficacy, safety, and comfort considerations for pharmaceutical presbyopia treatments. They also discuss the new and emerging pharmaceutical presbyopia treatments, and how to guide these patients throughout their journey.
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Roundtable Discussion Part 3: New and Emerging Pharmaceutical Presbyopia Treatments

Drs. Paul Karpecki, Derek Cunningham, Ben Gaddie, Cecelia Koetting, Jack Schaeffer, and Gina Wesley discuss the impact of presbyopia progression on a patient’s quality of life.
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Stereo-EEG in Epilepsy Treatment-Enduring

This CME webinar, hosted by Stephan U. Schuele, MD, MPH, FAAN, FACNS, will feature the latest clinical information related to surgical treatment of epilepsy. Dr. Schuele will focus specifically on best practices in pre- and postoperative evaluation and treatment and provide tips for developing a surgical plan. He will also review case studies and highlight the use of stereo-EEG.
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Tackling Ocular Surface Disease: Diagnosing Dry Eye and MGD

This expert discussion will provide optometrists with a comprehensive 30-minute education program on how to improve patient outcomes by managing ocular surface disease (OSD) in today’s optometric practice. The course will demonstrate the impact of the ocular surface on visual quality and review how to improve OSD diagnostic decisions. Program content will include a set of evidence-based dida...
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Tackling Ocular Surface Disease: Treating Ocular Surface Diseases

This expert discussion will provide optometrists with a comprehensive 30-minute education program on how to improve patient outcomes by managing ocular surface disease (OSD) in today’s optometric practice. The course will review how to improve OSD treatment decisions. Program content will include a set of evidence-based didactic presentations, interactive discussions, and relevant case prese...
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Targeting the Trabecular Meshwork: Collaborative Glaucoma Care

This supplement focuses on the comanagement of patients with glaucoma, specifically those who may be candidates for microinvasive glaucoma surgery procedures (MIGS) that target the trabecular meshwork, and the ways in which optometrists and ophthalmologists collaborate to provide the best pre- and postoperative care for these patients.
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Targeting the Trabecular Meshwork: Incorporating New Outflow Drugs Into Glaucoma Care

Glaucoma is seeing a resurgence in innovative therapeutic developments. The recent approval of two drugs in novel classes for IOP reduction in eyes with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma utilizes unique mechanisms of action not previously available with existing drug choices. This activity will provide education on the efficacy, safety, and mechanism of action of these two new drugs and...
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Tear Film Homeostasis & the Trigeminal Nerve: An In-Depth Look at the Science Behind Dry Eye

Dry eye disease (DED) is a common multifactorial disorder that perpetuates itself in a vicious circle of inflammation, tear film instability, neurosensory abnormalities, and hyperosmolarity resulting in an ongoing immune response. This previously recorded satellite symposium highlights the latest scientific findings on DED and the novel approaches currently under investigation to treat ocular...
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Telehealth-based Eye Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Utilization, Safety, and the Patient Experience

October 2021: VBS Literature Update Newman-Casey PA, De Lott L, Cho J, et al. Telehealth-based eye care during the COVID-19 pandemic: utilization, safety, and the patient experience. Am J Ophthal. 2021;230:234–42. Abstract by Jaya B. Kumar, MD
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The Art & Science of Managing Diabetic Eye Disease

Content Source This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a virtual roundtable discussion. Activity Description A group of retina specialists from across the country discusses the benefits of consistent treatment for diabetic eye disease and how to improve patient adherence to follow-up visits, as well as expand communication with the patient’s care team in ord...
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The Burden of Glaucoma: How Noncompliance Impacts Patients and Doctors

In this episode, faculty discuss the prevalence of glaucoma and how compliant patients are with their drop therapies. Faculty discuss why patients have difficulties with drops and how they impact their quality of life.
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The Role of the Optometrist in the Evolving Management of Diabetic Retinopathy

The content featured in this supplement highlights the crucial role that optometrists play in educating patients with diabetes about the potential ocular complications of their systemic disorder, the additional care that must be addressed when undergoing ocular surgery (ie, cataract), and the benefits of diabetic eye exams and early treatment.
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The Science of DED: The Role of Tear Film Homeostasis and the Trigeminal Nerve

Dry eye disease (DED) is a common multifactorial disorder that perpetuates itself in a vicious circle of inflammation, tear film instability, neurosensory abnormalities, and hyperosmolarity resulting in an ongoing immune response. This satellite symposium archive highlights the latest scientific findings on DED and the novel approaches currently under investigation to treat ocular surface dis...
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Tools & Techniques to Enhance Surgical Efficacy & Efficiency

This series of six webcasts offers insight on various issues that are important to eye care professionals. Each of the webcasts features individualized content, including how to run an efficient practice while caring for patients in the COVID-19 era; use of high-quality screening, monitoring and imaging devices across eye care subspecialties; thorough discussions on why connectivity and transfer...
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Tools & Techniques to Enhance Surgical Efficacy & Efficiency

This series of six webcasts offers insight on various issues that are important to eye care professionals. Each of the webcasts features individualized content, including how to run an efficient practice while caring for patients in the COVID-19 era; use of high-quality screening, monitoring and imaging devices across eye care subspecialties; thorough discussions on why connectivity and transfer...
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Treating Presbyopia: New Approaches to a Familiar Problem

Content Source This continuing medical education (CE/CME) activity captures content from a live symposium at ASCRS. Activity Description Based on a live symposium held during the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Annual Meeting, this supplement summarizes the presentations on how to manage presbyopic changes with a variety of current and newly emerging treatment opti...
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Treatment of Posterior Segment Disease: Exploring the Suprachoroidal Space

This supplement highlights a panel discussion on the suprachoroidal space as a novel route of drug delivery for the treatment of retinal diseases such as uveitic macular edema, diabetic retinopathy/diabetic macular edema, and neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Through a series of case discussions, the faculty review data from key trials examining the suprachoroidal space injections an...
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Two-Year Results of the Phase 3 Randomized Controlled Study of Abicipar in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration

September 2021: VBS Literature Update Khurana RN, Kunimoto D, Yoon YH, et al. Two-year results of the phase 3 randomized controlled study of abicipar in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmology. 2021;128(7):1027-1038.
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Understanding DED and Treatments on the Horizon

This panel of experts in ocular surface diseases reviews the changing approach to managing patients with dry eye based on the latest research and their clinical experience. The panel members also discuss pipeline therapies and how they may compare to current treatments. This certified CE activity is designed for optometrists.
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Update on Geographic Atrophy and Complement System–based Therapeutics

The impact on quality of life for patients with geographic atrophy (GA) is significant. This supplement reviews the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including advanced AMD (exudative and GA) as well as the pathogenesis of GA and the complex role of the complement system in GA development. The faculty members also discuss the latest clinical trial data for pipeline candidates...
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Ushering in a New Treatment Paradigm for Glaucoma: Updates on Novel Therapeutics and Disease-Modifying Treatments

CONTENT SOURCE This continuing medical education (CME)/continuing education (CE) activity captures content from a live event. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION Medical/topical therapy is the first-line choice for most physicians treating patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), yet some patients will have visual field loss despite adequate IOP control. This supplement focuses on the investigati...
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Vitrectomy for Symptomatic Asteroid Hyalosis

January 2022: VBS Literature Update Marlow E, Hassan T, Faia L, et al. Vitrectomy for symptomatic asteroid hyalosis. J Vitreoretin Dis. 2021;5(5):420-424. Abstract by Vlad Matei, MD
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Wet AMD Pipeline Therapies Part 3: KSI-301 and GB-102

In this video case discussion, Program Chair Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA, and Basil K. Williams Jr, MD, review details of a patient with wet age-related macular degeneration treated during the COVID-19 pandemic. This case highlights the need for increased durability of treatment options. Drs. Weng and Williams also discuss the latest data on two investigational anti-VEGFs: an antibody biopolym...
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