Saving Sight: What You Might Be Missing in Your Patients with Diabetes

Saving Sight: What You Might Be Missing in Your Patients with Diabetes

Saving Sight: What You Might Be Missing in Your Patients with Diabetes

Hear about new ways that eye care professionals are working to prevent vision loss in patients with diabetes and how you can play a part.

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Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    With the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the United States, more individuals are at risk of losing their vision due to diabetic retinopathy every day. Fortunately, research is improving our understanding of this disease. But what does the latest information mean for our patients? 

    Hear Dr. Susan Bressler, Dr. Mark Dunbar, and Dr. Ruth Weinstock share their perspectives as multidisciplinary specialists treating these patients. Find out what the evidence shows and how timely referral, early diagnosis, and appropriate treatment can prevent the vision-threatening complications of diabetes.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, 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 ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Ruth S. Weinstock, MD, PhD

    Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine
    Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit and Joslin Diabetes Center
    Upstate Medical University
    Syracuse, NY  


    Susan B. Bressler, MD

    Julia G. Levy, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD 

    Consulting Fees: Amgen
    Contracted Research: Boehringer-Ingelheim, Biocon, Biogen 

    Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO
    Director of Optometric Services
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
    Miami, FL 

    Consulting Fees: Allergan, Genentech, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Carl Zeiss
    Commercial Interest Speaker Bureau: Allergan, Genentech, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Carl Zeiss
    Ownership Interest: Leo Lens Pharma 

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Emily Chew, MD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Ann Early has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Tiarnán Keenan, MD, PhD 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:

    • Discuss outcomes surrounding the use of anti-VEGF therapy in patients with moderate-severe and severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy
    • Recognize the need for timely referral and early diagnosis to minimize or even prevent the vision-threatening complications of diabetes
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, endocrinologists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity 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.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for 15 minutes of nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Prova Education designs and executes continuing education founded on evidence-based medicine, clinical need, gap analysis, learner feedback, and more. Our mission is to serve as an inventive and relevant resource for clinical content and educational interventions across a broad spectrum of specialties. 
    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.  

    This activity is provided in partnership with the National Eye Institute, of the National Institutes of Health, of the US 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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