Seeing Clearer: Optimizing the Use of VEGF Inhibitors in Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)


David Brown, MD
Director of Research, Retina Consultants of Texas
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine
Dallas, TX


This online activity targets healthcare gaps correlated with screening, multidisciplinary care and timely intervention in age-macular degeneration (AMD), which can impact vision-related quality of life.

  • By addressing these gaps, you can assess whether your approach to AMD management through screening, utilization of clinical trial data to guide appropriate treatment and multidisciplinary coordination for comprehensive AMD management – could be modified to help both strategize treatment design and close these gaps.
  • Expert discussion will guide you in identifying appropriate opportunities for early intervention, as well as assessing impact that AMD can have on vision-related quality of life.
  • You will also be immersed in dynamic whiteboard animations to memorably highlight key points related to how the inflammatory and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathways lead to the development of AMD, as well as the fundoscopic retinal changes associated with each stage of AMD.


This online CME activity is designed to meet the educational needs of retina specialists, ophthalmologists, primary care providers, optometrists, managed care providers, pharmacists and other healthcare providers who manage patients with age-related macular degeneration.


  • Communicate the importance of proper eye care and early intervention in preventing progressive visual changes in patients with or at risk for AMD
  • Incorporate collaborative strategies into clinical practice that promote team-based communication, maintain continuity of care, and improve treatment adherence for patients with or who are at risk for AMD
  • Identify pathogenic changes in AMD that would be best managed with a multidisciplinary approach
  • Evaluate clinical trial data on the efficacy and safety of currently available treatment options for the management of AMD


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.


Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with AMD.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.


Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


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Faculty Member Disclosures
David Brown, MD Consulting work for Adverum, Alexion, Annexon Biosciences, Apellis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celltrion, Clearside Biomedical, Dark Horse Consulting, Horizon Therapeutics, Genentech, Kodiak, Laboratories THEA, Lineage (BioTime), Novartis, Ocular Theapeutix, OPTOS, Regeneron, Retinal Medical, Senju Pharmaceutical and Verseon.
Grant funding from Adverum, Aldeyra, Apellis, Bayer, BIRC, Boehringer Ingelheim, Clearside Biomedical, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Limited, Gyroscope, Ionis, Iveric, Kodiak, Lowy Medical Research Institute, Lumithera, Nanoscope, NEI/NIH, NGM, Novartis, OIRRC, OPTOS, Oxurion, Regeneron, REGENXBIO, SamChunDang Pharma, Santen, Senju Pharmaceutical

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

Staff, Planners, and Managers
The staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:
Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Nicole Longo, DO, FACOI, Director of Medical and Scientific Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Marissa Mays-Verman, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Brianna Hanson, MPH, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator, has nothing to disclose.


Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.


There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this online activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Complete the online post-test and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.


Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2021

EXPIRATION DATE: July 21, 2022

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