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Integrated Care for the Diabetic Patient – Part 1

By: Mark Dunbar, OD, moderator; A. Paul Chous, OD; Steven G. Ferrucci, OD; Jay M. Haynie,OD; Leo Semes, OD

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Supplement Credits: 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.

Expiration Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019
Release Date: September 1, 2016

Learning Objectives

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

Accreditation and Designation Statement

This course is COPE approved for 2.0 hours of CE credit for optometrists.

Faculty and Disclosures

Mark Dunbar, OD, moderator

A. Paul Chous, OD

Steven G. Ferrucci, OD

Jay M. Haynie, OD

Leo Semes, OD

Mark Dunbar, OD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following commercial interests in the form of Consultant/Advisory Board/Speaker’s Bureau: Allergan; Carl Zeiss Meditec; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

A. Paul Chous, OD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following commercial interests in the form of Consultant/Advisory Board/Speaker’s Bureau: Bausch + Lomb; CooperVision; Freedom Meditech; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; and ZeaVision, LLC. Grant/ Research Support: ZeaVision, LLC

Steven G. Ferrucci, OD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following commercial interests in the form of Consultant/Advisory Board/Speaker’s Bureau: Alcon; CenterVue; Macula Risk; and Maculogix.

Jay M. Haynie, OD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following commercial interests in the form of Consultant/Advisory Board/Speaker’s Bureau: ArticDx; Carl Zeiss Meditec; Reichert; Notal Vision, Ltd.; and ThromboGenics NV.

Leo Semes, OD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following commercial interests in the form of Consultant/Advisory Board/ Speaker’s Bureau: Alcon; Allergan; Optovue; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Stock/Shareholder: HPO

Cheryl Cavanaugh, MS, director of operations, Evolve Medical Education LLC; Michelle Dalton, medical writer; and Melanie Lawler, PhD, reviewer, have no relevant commercial interests to disclose.

Disclaimer

DISCLOSURE ATTESTATION

Each of the contributing physicians listed above has attested to the following: (1) that the relationships/affiliations noted will not bias or otherwise influence his or her involvement in this activity; (2) that practice recommendations given relevant to the companies with whom he or she has relationships/affiliations will be supported by the best available evidence or, absent evidence, will be consistent with generally accepted medical practice; and (3) that all reasonable clinical alternatives will be discussed when making practice recommendations.

PRODUCT USAGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH LABELING

Please refer to the official product information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

GRANTOR STATEMENT

This COPE CE Activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

DISCLAIMER

The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Evolve Medical Education LLC, The University of Houston, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, or Advanced Ocular Care.

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

Mark Dunbar, OD, moderator; A. Paul Chous, OD; Steven G. Ferrucci, OD; Jay M. Haynie,OD; Leo Semes, OD

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