15 Oct Eye Care Forum: Best Practices in Treating DR/DME
Eye Care Forum: Best Practices in Treating DR/DME
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 current medications, along with suboptimal patient responses, can be challenging when formulating an optimal treatment plan. New data regarding the use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) prophylaxis suggest the need for an evidence-based shift 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.
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of retina specialists, retina fellows, and select comprehensive ophthalmologists.
This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Assess the effects of intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy on diabetic retinopathy DR/DME as evidenced by recent data
- Differentiate among new and emerging strategies for more durable dosing of anti-VEGF to treat DR/DME
- Develop treatment plans for patients with DR/DME that are safe, effective, and tailored to patients’ clinical needs and personal preferences
Faculty & Disclosures
Presenting Faculty and Steering Committee
Rishi P. Singh, MD, FASRS – Chairperson
Staff Surgeon and President
Cleveland Clinic Martin Hospitals
Professor of Ophthalmology
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
David M. Brown, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Greater Houston Retina Research Center
Retina Consultants of Houston
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS
Director, Retina Service
Wills Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University
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David M. Brown, MD, FACS
Consultant: Adverum Biotechnologies Inc; agtc; Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Annexon, Inc; Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Bayer Corporation; Beyeonics Surgical; Biogen; Boehringer Ingelheim International; Celltrion Inc; Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co, LTD; Clearside Biomedical; Coherus BioSciences; Gemini Therapeutics; Glaukos Corporation; Horizon Therapeutics plc; IVERIC bio, Inc; Kodiak Sciences Inc; Laboratories Théa; Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc; Novartis AG; Optos; Platform Health; PPD Inc; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; RetinAl Medical AG; Ray Therapeutics; Samsung Bioepis; Senju Pharmaceutical Co; Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc; Verseon International Corporation; ZHUHAI SMILEBIOTEK CO LTD
Research Funding: Adverum Biotechnologies Inc; Alderya Thereapeutics, Inc; Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Alimera Sciences; Alkahest, Inc.; Amgen Inc; Annexon, Inc; Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Aura Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd; Bayer Corporation; Boston Image Reading Center; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH; Clearside Biomedical; Cleveland Clinic Foundation; EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Gemini Therapeutics; Genentech, Inc; Graybug Vision Inc; Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited; Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Irenix Medical, Inc; IVERIC bio, Inc; Johns Hopkins; Kodiak Sciences Inc; Lowery Medical Research Group; LumiThera, Inc; Nanoscope Therapeutics, Inc; NEI/NH National Eye Institute/ National Health Institute; Neurotech Pharmacuticals, Inc; NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc; Novartis AG; Ocular Therapeutix, Inc; Ocuphire Pharma, Inc; OIRRC: Ocular Imaging Research and Reading Center; ONS: Outlook Therapeutics; Opthea; Opthotech Corp; OPTOS; Oxurion NV; Oyster Point Pharma, Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; REGENXBIO Inc; Roche; SamChunDang Pharm Co, Ltd; Samsung Bioepsis; Sandoz International GmbH; Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Senju Pharmaceutical Co; Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc; UNITY Biotechnology; Xbrane Biopharma; Zeiss International
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS
Consultant: 4D Molecular Therapeutics; Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc; Annexon, Inc; Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Aviceda Therapeutics; Clearside Biomedical; EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc.; Graybug Vision Inc; IVERIC bio, Inc; Kodiac Sciences Inc; Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc; NGM Biopharmaceuticals; Novartis AG; Ocugen, Inc; Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc
Research Funding: Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; Annexon Inc; Clearside Biomedical; EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc.; IVERIC bio, Inc; Kodiac Sciences Inc; NGM Biopharmaceuticals; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; REGENXBIO Inc
Stocks: IVERIC bio, Inc; Ocugen, Inc
Rishi P. Singh, MD, FASRS
Consultant: Alcon; AsclepiX Therapeutics; Bausch Health Companies Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited; Novartis AG; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
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Time to Complete: 30 minutes
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Target Audience: Retina specialists, retina fellows, and select comprehensive ophthalmologists
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