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

Monday, May 15, 2023

7:00PM – 8:00PM ET

Please note this Clinical Conversation program is 7:00PM Eastern, 6:00PM Central, 5:00PM Mountain and 4:00PM Pacific.

Presenting Faculty:

Judy E. Kim, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Director of Teleophthalmology and Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, California


This virtually live clinical conversation exchange educational series 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.


This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care providers, ophthalmologists, and other healthcare providers who manage patients who have or are at risk for DR/DME.


After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Implement evidence-based recommendations for diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening and monitoring
  • Investigate available technologies that can help increase screening rates and detection of retinopathy
  • Identify the role of VEGF in the development of diabetes-related retinopathy
  • Examine the importance of early identification and timely treatment of DR and/or DME
  • Cultivate a team-based approach in caring for the DR patient
  • Summarize the systemic and ocular treatments that are effective in the treatment of patients with diabetic eye disease

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT: Med Learning Group designates this virtually live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live virtual activity.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Med Learning Group. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.


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