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Diabetic Macular Edema and Vitreomacular Adhesion
After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

Discuss the evidence regarding the treatment of diabetic macular edema with laser or intravitreous injections.
Describe safety considerations in the treatment of diabetic macular edema
Summarize how new therapies fit into the management of vitreomacular adhesion abnormalities

This discussion, offered as a downloadable audio file and companion transcript, covers the important issues related to Diabetic Macular Edema and Vitreomacular Adhesion, as reported from the 2014 American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) annual meeting in San Diego, California. The format for this round-table discussion is case-study scenarios for the clinical practice.



Unlabeled/Unapproved Uses

The authors have disclosed that their discussion will include the unlabeled or unapproved uses of bevacizumab.
Dr. Neil M. Bressler Neil M. Bressler, MD
The James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Retina Division
Wilmer Eye Institute
Dr. Jampol Lee M Jampol, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, IL
Dr. Judy Kim Judy E. Kim, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
The Eye Institute
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Faculty Disclosures

Dr. Neil Bressler has disclosed that, in the past year, he has served as a principal investigator of research projects at the Johns Hopkins University sponsored by Bayer, Genentech, Novartis, and Regeneron.

Dr. Judy E. Kim has disclosed that, in the past year, she has served as a consultant for Allergan. Her institution received research funding from Regeneron and Genentech.

Dr. Lee Jampol, has no relevant relationships to disclose.


Release Date
September 25, 2014
Expiration Date
September 24, 2016

Neil M. Bressler, MD
The James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Chief, Retina Division
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
Susan B. Bressler, MD
Julia G. Levy, PhD Professor of Ophthalmology
Retina Division
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
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STATEMENT OF NEED:
  • Clinicians lack confidence that their knowledge of new AMD developments will allow them to provide optimal patient care.
  • Clinicians are unprepared to integrate new diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema research findings into their current treatment paradigms.
  • On-going research into retinal vein occlusion treatments has created clinician uncertainty about choosing the most appropriate therapeutic options.
  • Clinicians require additional knowledge about new therapies to develop best practices in treating vitreomacular abnormalities.

  • intended audience
    The activity has been developed for ophthalmologists and retina specialists.


    There are no fees or prerequisites for this activity.

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    As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education requires the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member or a provider has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. The course director and planning committee reported the following:

    Dr. Neil Bressler, MD has disclosed that in the past year, he has served as a principal investigator of research projects at the Johns Hopkins University sponsored by Bayer, Genentech, Novartis, and Regeneron.
    Dr. Susan Bressler, MD has disclosed that in the past year she has been an investigator in research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine sponsored by Allergan USA Inc, Bausch and Lomb, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Lumenis, Inc, Notal Vision Ltd., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi-Aventis Group, ThromboGenics NV, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, and has consulted for GlaxoSmithKline.
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