Accredited Educational Activities

Vision For Life: Maintaining Healthy Eyes in Diabetes

This online program is designed to help primary care clinicians who manage patients who have or are at risk for diabetic eye disease. Learn about the importance of early detection and recommended screening guidelines, how to identify patients at higher risk for diabetic eye disease, and multidisciplinary management options to help patients with diabetes preserve vision.

Seeing Eye to Eye: An Ophthalmology-Primary Care Collaboration Emphasizing the Importance of Screening and Early Diagnosis of Retinopathy in Patients with Diabetes

This clinical conversations exchange enduring focuses on timely screening and identification of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and/or diabetic macular edema (DME) and the impact that timely treatment as well as team-based approaches can have on vision. Engage with expert discussion from both ophthalmology and primary care perspectives to learn more about the benefits of early detection and intervention, the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the development of retinopathy, and multidisciplinary management strategies focusing on ocular as well as systemic risk factor interventions that can help individualize care and promote healthy vision in diabetes.

The RELIEF Initiative
Screening Out Retinopathy: Pathways to Improving Diagnosis and Management in Patients with Diabetes

This virtually live TeleECHO educational series focuses on timely screening and identification of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and/or diabetic macular edema (DME) and the impact that treatment timing can have on vision. Engage with expert discussion to learn more about the benefits of early detection and intervention, treatment strategies, and ways to leverage technology/teleophthalmology to overcome screening barriers, enhancing healthy vision in diabetes.


Vision RELIEF: Navigating Anti-VEGF Treatment Options to Optimize Treatment Individualization

This Immersive Simulation Experience in diabetic retinopathy (DR), neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and retinal vein occlusion (RVO) allows learners to engage in clinical decision-making to individualize treatment with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapies. By participating in this simulated 3D encounter, you will observe patient-provider interactions and use pertinent information from the patients’ electronic chart to decide the next best course of action at various key points in care, including identifying eyes that may benefit from anti-VEGF treatment, incorporating assessment of efficacy and safety data into treatment decisions, and strategizing changes in treatment approach to achieve optimal outcomes.

Emphasizing the Diabetes Care Team in the Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Retinopathy

This online program targets critical issues in diabetic retinopathy, including the importance of screening and early detection of retinopathy, how early treatment in retinopathy can help prevent progression to vision-threatening complications, and the advantageous impact of multidisciplinary management in the care of a retinopathy patient. Learn essential elements of screening, referral, and treatment, as well as core systemic factors affecting risk for both development and worsening of diabetic eye disease, which when optimized can help preserve vision in diabetes.

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Scientific Council

Neil M. Bressler, MD

James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Specializing in Diabetes Eye Care & Education, Chous Eye Care Associates
Adjunct Professor of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences
AOA Representative, National Diabetes Education Program
Tacoma, WA

Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Chief of Optometry, Sepulveda VA Medical Center
Professor, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Sepulveda, CA

Julia A. Haller, MD

Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS

Director, Retina Research
Wills Eye Hospital
Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Philadelphia, PA

Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD

Director of Research, Retina Consultants of Houston
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Blanton Eye Institute & Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Diabetes Educators Scientific and Educational Toolkit

The RELIEF Diabetes Educators Toolkit is an online resource that aims to provide clinically relevant information and various educational tools about the recognition and diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy (DR), treatment strategies, and resources to enhance collaborative eye care. Click on one of the options below to learn more about DR and ways to help maintain healthy vision in patients with diabetes.

This activity for Diabetic Retinopathy education is provided by Med Learning Group.
This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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