Release Date: November 21, 2022
Expiration Date: May 31, 2023
Time to Complete Activity: 30 minutes
Presenting Faculty and Steering Committee
Rishi P. Singh, MD, FASRS
Staff Surgeon and President
Cleveland Clinic Martin Hospitals
Professor of Ophthalmology
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
David M. Brown, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor associated with Ophthalmology
Baylor University of Medication
Director, Greater Houston Retina Research Center
Retina Consultants of Houston
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS
Movie director, Retina Service
Wills Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of retina specialists, retina fellows, and select comprehensive ophthalmologists.
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This activity is supported by an independent medical academic grant from Regeneron
Diabetic retinopathy/diabetic macular edema (DR/DME) continue to affect patients with diabetes at alarming rates; in fact, those with diabetes are 25 times more likely to experience blindness than those without diabetes. Adhering to current guidelines for treatment that do not reflect the availability of present medications, along with suboptimal patient responses, can be challenging when formulating an optimal treatment plan. New data regarding the use associated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) prophylaxis suggest the need with regard to an evidence-based shift in order to proactive DR treatment (rather than “watch and wait”). Join Drs Brown, Regillo, and Singh for an engaging discussion on when to initiate therapy, current clinical trial data on anti-VEGF agents, and a real-world patient case presentation.
Upon completion of this exercise, participants should be able to:
- Assess the effects of intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy on diabetic retinopathy (DR)/diabetic macular edema (DME), as evidenced by recent data
- Differentiate among new plus emerging strategies for more durable dosing associated with anti-VEGF to treat DR/DME
- Develop therapy plans regarding patients along with DR/DME that are safe, effective, and tailored to patients’ clinical needs and personal preferences
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David M. Brown, MD, FACS
Consultant: Adverum Biotechnologies Inc; agtc; Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Annexon, Inc; Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Incorporation; Bayer Corporation; Beyeonics Surgical; Biogen; Boehringer Ingelheim International; Celltrion Inc; Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co, LTD; Clearside Biomedical; Coherus BioSciences; Gemini Therapeutics; Glaukos Company; Horizon Therapeutics plc; IVERIC bio, Incorporation; Kodiak Sciences Inc; Laboratories Théa; Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc; Novartis AG; Optos; Platform Health; PPD Inc; Regeneron Pharmaceutical drugs Inc; RetinAl Medical AG; Ray Therapeutics; Samsung Bioepis; Senju Pharmaceutical Co; Stealth BioTherapeutics Incorporation; Verseon International Corporation; ZHUHAI SMILEBIOTEK CO LTD
Study Funding: Adverum Biotechnologies Inc; Alderya Thereapeutics, Inc; Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Incorporation; Alimera Sciences; Alkahest, Inc.; Amgen Incorporation; Annexon, Inc; Apellis Drugs, Inc; Aura Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd; Bayer Corporation; Boston Image Reading Center; Boehringer Ingelheim World GmbH; Clearside Biomedical; Cleveland Clinic Foundation; EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Gemini Therapeutics; Genentech, Inc; Graybug Vision Incorporation; Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited; Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Irenix Medical, Inc; IVERIC bio, Incorporation; Johns Hopkins; Kodiak Sciences Inc; Lowery Medical Analysis Group; LumiThera, Inc; Nanoscope Therapeutics, Inc; NEI/NH National Eye Institute/ National Wellness Institute; Neurotech Pharmacuticals, Incorporation; NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc; Novartis AG; Ocular Therapeutix, Inc; Ocuphire Pharma, Inc; OIRRC: Ocular Imaging Research plus Reading Center; ONS: Outlook Therapeutics; Opthea; Opthotech Corp; OPTOS; Oxurion NV; Oyster Point Pharma, Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Incorporation; REGENXBIO Inc; Roche; SamChunDang Pharm Co, Ltd; Samsung Bioepsis; Sandoz International GmbH; Santen Pharmaceutic Co., Ltd.; Senju Pharmaceutical Co; On stealth BioTherapeutics Incorporation; UNITY Biotechnology; Xbrane Biopharma; Zeiss Essential
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS
Consultant: 4D Molecular Therapeutics; Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc; Annexon, Inc; Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Aviceda Therapeutics; Clearside Biomedical; EyePoint Pharmaceutical drugs, Inc; Genentech, Inc.; Graybug Vision Incorporation; IVERIC bio, Inc; Kodiac Sciences Inc; Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Incorporation; NGM Biopharmaceuticals; Novartis AG; Ocugen, Inc; Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc
Research Funding: Adverum Biotechnologies, Incorporation; Allergan, Inc.; Annexon Incorporation; Clearside Biomedical; EyePoint Drugs, Inc; Genentech, Inc.; IVERIC bio, Inc; Kodiac Sciences Inc; NGM Biopharmaceuticals; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Incorporation; REGENXBIO Inc
Stocks : IVERIC bio, Incorporation; Ocugen, Inc
Rishi P. Singh, MD, FASRS
Specialist : Alcon; AsclepiX Therapeutics; Bausch Health Companies Incorporation.; Genentech, Inc.; Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited; Novartis AG; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Incorporation
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