DR and DME: The Importance of Advanced Imaging

Then, Now, and Tomorrow: Evolving the Management of Diabetic: Retinopathy and the Role of the Optometrist
0.50 COPE
Launch Date:
October 11, 2019
Expiration Date:
October 09, 2021

Primary Audience:


Relevant Terms:

Diabetic macular edema, Macular edema, Diabetic retinopathy, Retinopathy

John D. Pitcher III, MD

Macular Disorders and Vitreoretinal Surgery
Medical Director, Vision Research Center
Eye Associates of New Mexico
Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
University of New Mexico

1. Summarize how imaging devices may be able to provide earlier diagnosis of disease or disease progression.
2. Explain to patients the need for early and timely referral to retina specialists.

Evolve is an approved COPE Administrator

This course is COPE approved for .5 hours of CE Credit for Optometrists.

COPE Course ID # 64880-PD

COPE Activity ID #118230


Faculty and Disclosures

John D. Pitcher III, MD, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following commercial interests in the form of Consultant and Speaker: Genentech, Novartis, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Editorial Support Disclosures
Erin K. Fletcher, MIT, director of compliance and education; Susan Gallagher-Pecha, director of client services and project management; and Cassandra Richards, director of education development, Evolve, have no financial relationships with commercial interests. Nisha Mukherjee, MD, peer reviewer, has no financial relationships with commercial interests.
Grantor Statement

This educational activity is supported by a medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and Carl Zeiss Meditec.

Off-Label Statement
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Evolve, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, or Carl Zeiss Meditec.


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