“Moving the Needle” in Neovascular Retinal Diseases: Innovative Treatments, New Surgical Techniques

Release Date: November 30, 2021
Last Reviewed: November 3, 2021
Expiration Date: November 30, 2022
Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour

*This activity expired for credit on November 30, 2022 and is no longer available for credit

Margaret A. Chang, MD, MS

Senior Partner
Retinal Consultants Medical Group
Sacramento, CA

Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA, FASRS
Managing Partner, Director of Clinical Research, Director of Fellowship
Sierra Eye Associates
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Reno, NV
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.    

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of retina specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists. It may also benefit other clinicians who are involved in the care of patients with neovascular retinal diseases.

Program Description
The promise of sustained delivery of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor became a reality in October 2021 with the approval of the port delivery system for ranibizumab. This and other sustained delivery approaches that are under investigation (eg, RGX-314 gene therapy) provide potential alternatives to the demanding schedule of intravitreal anti-VEGF injections that has historically been required to treat neovascular retinal diseases. However, innovative delivery methods require proficiency with surgical techniques that have never been used in retinal practice. Join us for an expert-led, video-based activity that clearly demonstrates the surgical techniques necessary to ensure procedural consistency, mitigate risk, and optimize outcomes when implementing novel sustained delivery strategies.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe aspects of novel investigational therapies/devices for neovascular retinal disease treatment that are important to patient education
  • Describe appropriate surgical techniques associated with implementation and maintenance of novel sustained delivery strategies, as well as common pitfalls that should be avoided

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Margaret Chang, MD, MS
Consultant: Genentech, Inc.; REGENXBIO Inc.
Research Funding: Allergan, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Mylan N.V.; Novartis; NGM Biopharmaceuticals; Opthea; Ophthotech; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc; REGENXBIO Inc.

Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA, FASRS
Consultant: Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Novartis; REGENXBIO Inc.
Speakers Bureau: Genentech, Inc.; Novartis
Research Funding: Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Novartis; REGENXBIO Inc.

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