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CME

Diabetes & Eyes: When and Why to Refer?

  • Authors: Rishi Singh, MD
  • CME Released: 2/9/2021
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 2/9/2022
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, optometrists, ophthalmologists, diabetologists, and endocrinologists. 

The goal of this activity is to increase disease awareness regarding the benefits of early intervention in nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy and to counsel patients in overcoming adherence issues to seeing an ophthalmologist.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Management of nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Counsel diabetes patients on the need to control diabetic retinopathy early on in the disease


Disclosures

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Medscape, LLC, encourages Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.


Faculty

  • Rishi Singh, MD

    Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Rishi Singh, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Alcon; Bausch & Lomb; Genentech; Novartis; Regeneron
    Received grants for clinical research from: Aerie; Apellis; Graybug Vision

Editors

  • Kathy Merlo

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Kathy Merlo has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Ian List

    Medical Writer, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Ian List has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer

  • Robert Morris, PharmD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Robert Morris, PharmD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: ViiV Healthcare
    Owns stock, stock options, or bonds from: GlaxoSmithKline 

Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. 

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as an advisor or consultant for: Bayer; Novartis
Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Bayer
Received grants for clinical research from: Bayer; Novartis​​


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    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    For Optometrists



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    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by COPE to provide continuing education to optometrists.

    Credit Statement: This course is COPE approved for 0.25 hours of CE credit. Activity #121072 and Course ID 71213-SD. Check with your local state licensing board to see if this counts toward your CE requirement for re-licensure.

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CME

Diabetes & Eyes: When and Why to Refer?

Authors: Rishi Singh, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME Released: 2/9/2021

Valid for credit through: 2/9/2022

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