Optimizing Vision Outcomes in nAMD

Optimizing Vision Outcomes in nAMD

Optimizing Vision Outcomes in nAMD
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When time is vision, how can you address your patients’ fears and tailor therapy to achieve long-term success in the management of wet AMD?

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in adults over the age of 50 years. Anti-VEGF therapy has markedly improved vision outcomes in patients with neovascular AMD, but what else can we do to maximize long-term vision in these patients? Drs. Do, Haller, and Singh discuss the key role of fluid in the treatment of wet AMD, dosing interval data from clinical trials, and the importance of patient expectations when selecting therapy.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Host:
    Diana V. Do, MD
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Palo Alto, CA 

    Research Support: BioTime, Genentech, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Santen
    Scientific Advisory Board: Allergan, Clearside, Genentech, Kodiak, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Faculty:
    Julia Haller, MD
    Ophthalmologist-in-Chief
    Wills Eye Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA 

    Consulting Fees: Bionic Sight, CEV@US, KalVista Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lowy Medical Research Institute, Novartis

    Rishi P. Singh, MD
    Staff Physician, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic
    Medical Director, Clinical Systems Office, Cleveland Clinic
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, OH 

    Consulting Fees: Alcon, Bausch and Lomb, Genentech, Gyroscope, Novartis, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
    Contracted Research: Aerie, Apellis, Graybug

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Rob Braun has nothing to disclose.
    • Emily Chew, MD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Ann Early has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Robert Schneider, MSW, has nothing to disclose.
    • Stephanie Wenick has nothing to disclose. 
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Describe guideline recommendations for when patients with suspected nAMD should be considered for early therapeutic interventions to prevent vision complications
    • Apply emerging treatment philosophies for managing nAMD into clinical practice
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of retina specialists.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. GLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    Prova Education's methodology demonstrates a commitment to continuing medical education and the innovative assessment of its effects. Our goal is clear—to develop and deliver the very best education in the most impactful manner and to verify its results with progressive outcomes research. 

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    This activity is provided in partnership with the National Eye Institute, of the National Institutes of Health, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The National Eye Health Education Program of the NEI is acknowledged for its important contributions to this initiative.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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