EDUCATION FOR THE TREATING EYE CARE SPECIALIST
Updates on the Treatment of Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization: Earlier Intervention is Better
 
Release Date: April 27, 2017
Last Reviewed: March 29, 2017
Expiration Date: April 27, 2018
Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour
 
This activity is provided by Global Education Group.  Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC is the educational partner.         .
                                                                         
 
Faculty
Sunir J. Garg, MD, FACS
Professor of Ophthalmology
The Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University
Partner, Mid Atlantic Retina
Philadelphia, PA
 
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS
Director
The Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University
Partner, Mid Atlantic Retina
Philadelphia, PA
 
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of retina specialists and ophthalmologists. It may also be of benefit to other healthcare providers interested in the management of myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV).
 
Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Compare anti-VEGF agents commonly used for treatment of myopic choroidal neovascularization, based on a variety of distinguishing features, including indications, cost, pharmacology, and ease of administration.
  • Evaluate the variety of recently reported data on anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents pertaining to their safety, efficacy and treatment durability in patients with myopic choroidal neovascularization.
 
Table of Contents
Introduction: Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization
Anti-VEGF Efficacy and Safety Data in mCNV
How Do We Choose an Anti-VEGF Agent for mCNV?
Video Demonstration: New Ranibizumab Prefilled Syringe
Applying the Latest Evidence: mCNV Case Studies
Tying It All Together
Bibliography
 
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Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.     
 
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
 
Name of Faculty or Presenter
Reported Financial Relationship
Sunir J. Garg, MD, FACS
 
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated; Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
Grant/Research Support: Allergan; EyeGate Pharma; Johnson & Johnson/Centocor, Inc.
Speakers Bureau: Allergan; Genentech, Inc.
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS
 
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Alcon; Allergan; Bayer AG;
Genentech, Inc; Iconic Therapeutics, Inc.
Grant/Research Support: Alcon; Allergan; Genentech, Inc
GlaxoSmithKline; Iconic Therapeutics, Inc.; Ophthotech Corporation;
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
 
Name of Planner or Manager
Reported Financial Relationship
Lindsay Brovansky
No financial relationships to disclose
Laura Gilsdorf
No financial relationships to disclose
 
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Independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.
 
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