Richard Beaser, MD - Highlighting the Vital Role of Primary Care in Identifying and Optimizing the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema


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Go online to to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this CME activity, based on a recent live webcast, leading experts examine the vital role of primary care physicians in the management of patients who have or are at risk of DR and DME and offer practical insight on current screening recommendations, risk factor management, and novel treatment options to improve outcomes. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Reconcile current guidance offered in evidence-based treatment recommendations regarding screening, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with suspected DR with or without DME, Counsel patients with DR with or without DME about the effects a timely diagnosis and initiation of appropriate treatment options can have on outcomes, Implement strategies that overcome barriers to ensure the timely and appropriate referral to ophthalmologic specialists who can utilize treatment regimens that have been shown to improve outcomes and/or encourage regression of DR, Discuss newer treatment options in a manner that overcomes patient-related barriers and encourages them to seek care from ophthalmologic specialists.

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