W E B I N A R   S E R I E S

Establishing a Partnership in
the Effective Management of Patients
with Diabetic Retinal Disease 

Three-part series that reviews the nature of diabetic retinal disease.

  • The importance of collaboration between optometrists and retina specialists
  • The need for accurate identification, staging, monitoring, and timely referral
  • A treatment option available to help patients manage their disease

Choose a date from each module to complete the series.

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema

Understanding disease

  • Review the prevalence and complications of diabetes
  • Examine the progressive nature and clinical consequences of DR and DME

Patient education and barriers to care

  • Understand the challenges in the care and education of patients

Early detection

  • Discuss the importance of accurate staging, monitoring, and timely referral to a retina specialist
     

Thursday, October 21 | 10:00 - 11:00 PM ET

 

Wednesday, November 10   8:00 – 9:00 PM ET

 

A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Optometrist, Author
Diabetes Eye Care and Education Specialist
Washington State
Adjunct Professor, Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA

Nathan C. Steinle, MD

California Retina Consultants

Leo Semes, OD, FAAO

Professor Emeritus of Optometry and Vision Science,
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nancy Holekamp, MD

Director, Retina Services, Pepose Vision Institute,
St. Louis, Missouri
Professor, Clinical Ophthalmology,
Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, Missouri

Thursday, December 9 | 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET

 

Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

Charles Retina Institute Adjunct Faculty
Southern College of Optometry

Lloyd Clark, MD

Palmetto Retina Center, LLC
Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology,
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, South Carolina

Early Identification and Timely Referral

Understanding diabetic retinal disease

  • Examine the progressive nature and clinical consequences of diabetic retinal disease
  • Review clinical features and ­accurate staging

Patient education and monitoring

  • Understand the key role optometrists play in the education of patients

Referral guidelines

  • Review the AOA guidelines for timely referral
  • Discuss applying clinical study recommendations to co-manage patients earlier in the course of the disease

Thursday, October 28   9:00 – 10:00 PM ET

 

Thursday, November 18   8:00 – 9:00 PM ET

 

Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Chief of Optometry,
Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center
Associate Professor,
Southern California College of Optometry

Dilsher S. Dhoot, MD

California Retina Consultants and Research Foundation

Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO

Optometrist and Educator,
Grin Eye Care

David RP. Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD

Surgery and Diseases of the Retina, Vitreous & Macula
Director of Clinical Research
Erie Retinal Surgery
Erie, PA

Thursday, December 16   9:00 – 10:00 PM ET

 

A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Optometrist, Author
Diabetes Eye Care and Education Specialist
Washington State
Adjunct Professor, Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA

Nathan C. Steinle, MD

California Retina Consultants

Treatment Option
for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic retinal disease

  • Review the risk of progression of DR and DME
  • Discuss referral recommendations

Treatment options for DR and DME

  • History of anti-VEGF treatment
  • A proven treatment option for DR and DME

Early detection and timely treatment

  • Discuss the importance of accurate staging, monitoring, and timely referral to a retina specialist
  • Review the importance of early referrals and appropriate treatment intervention