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Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) is a growing worldwide epidemic, affecting largely a working age population. By 2035, it is estimated to affect nearly 600 million people worldwide will be living with diabetes, a marked increase from the 382 million in 2013. Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of several morbid and chronic conditions, among them acute coronary syndrome, hypertension, and retinopathy.
Supported by an educational grant from Alimera Sciences.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: • Describe the current epidemiology of diabetic macular edema
and diabetic retinopathy
• Educate patients on the ophthalmic implications of systemic
• Assess clinical studies involving new approaches to treat DME
• Use expert case examples to differentiate between clinical study
dosing protocols and alternative dosing schedules
• Evaluate treatment options and develop a treatment regimen
that can reduce patient burden and practice capacity
• Explain the early warning signs of elevated IOP
• Identify effective management strategies for patients requiring
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Evolve Medical Education and Retina Today.
Credit Designation Statement
Evolve Medical Education LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This continuing medical education activity is supported through an educational grant from Alimera Sciences.
Pravin U. Dugel, MD
Retinal Consultants of Arizona
Alexander Eaton, MD
Retina Health Center
Fort Meyers, Florida
Nancy Holekamp, MD
Pepose Vision Institute
St. Louis, Missouri
Szilard Kiss, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York
Baruch D. Kupperman, MD, PhD
UC Irvine Health Gavin
Herbert Eye Institute
Nathan Radcliffe, MD
NYU Langone Ophthalmology Associates
New York, New York
It is the policy of Evolve Medical Education LLC that faculty and other individuals who are in the position to control the content
of this activity disclose any real or apparent conflict of interests relating to the topics of this educational activity. Evolve Medical Education LLC has full policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.
The following faculty members have the following financial rela- tionships with commercial interests:
Pravin U. Dugel, MD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following: Consultant/ Advisory Board: Abbott Medical Optics; Aerpio Therapeutics: Alcon; Alimera Sciences; Allergan; Annidis; Acucela; ArticAx US Ltd.; Avalanche Biotechnologies; Clearside Biomedical; DigiSight; DOSE Medical; Genentech; Lutronic; Lux BioSciences; Novartis; OD-OS; Omeros; Ophthotech; Opthea Limited; Optuvue; ORA; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Roche Pharma; PentaVision LLC; Stealth BioTherapeutics; ThromboGenics; and Topcon Corporation. Stock Shareholder: Alimera Sciences; Aerpio Therapeutics; Annidis; DigiSight; Neurotech USA; Ophthotech; and TruVision.
Alexander Eaton, MD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following: Speaker’s Bureau: Alimera Sciences. Grant/Research Support: Alimera Sciences; Allergan; Genentech and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Stock Shareholder: Alimera Sciences and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
Nancy M. Holekamp, MD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following: Consultant/ Advisory Board: Alimera Sciences; Allergan; Katalyst; Ophthotech; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Grant/Research Support: Alimera Sciences; Allergan; Neurotech Pharmaceuticals; and Ophthotech. Stock Shareholder: Katylst.
Szilárd Kiss, MD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following: Retained Consultant: Alimera Science; Allergan; Genentech; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Speakers Bureau: Alimera Science; Allergan; Genentech; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
Baruch D. Kuppermann, MD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following: Consultant/ Advisory Board: Aerpio Therapeutics; Alcon; Alimera Sciences; Allergan; Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC; Ampio Pharmaceuticals; DOSE Medical; Eleven Biotherapeutics; Genentech; GlaxoSmithKline; Glauxos Corporation; Lumenis; Neurotech Pharmaceuticals; Novartis; Ophthotech Corporation; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals;
SecondSight Medical Products; and ThromboGenics. Grant/ Research Support: Alcon; Alimera Sciences; Allergan; Allegro Ophthalmics LLC; Ampio Pharmaceuticals; Apellis Pharmaceuticals; Genentech; GlaxoSmithKline; Neurotech Pharmaceuticals; Ophthotech Corporation; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; and ThromboGenics.
Nathan Radcliffe, MD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following: Consultant/Advisory Board: Alimera Sciences; Allergan; ForSight Labs; Glaukos; Iridex, Lumenis; Reichert Technologies; and Vision 5.
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, New Retina MD, Retina Today or Alimera Sciences.