In this online, self-learning activity:
Glaucoma, a heterogeneous disease leading to progressive damage to the optic nerve, causes irreversible vision loss and affects approximately 64 million people worldwide.The prevalence of glaucoma is increasing, and more than 100 million people will have glaucoma by 2040. Approximately half of all individuals with glaucoma are unaware of their condition due to the asymptomatic nature of the disease. Although the incidence of glaucoma-related blindness has decreased over the last 20 years, thanks to effective management strategies, 13% to 40% of people with glaucoma still develop unilateral or bilateral blindness, typically at a rate of 1.1% per year.
The following healthcare professionals: ophthalmologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with glaucoma.
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Release Date: February 11, 2022 -- Expiration Date: February 11, 2024
Faculty: Jiun Do, MD, PhD
Faculty introduction, disclosures
Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension Overview
· Clinical presentation
· Diagnosis, IOP measurement, and monitoring
Medical Management of Glaucoma
· 2021 AAO guidelines
o Treatment goals
o IOP targets
o Choosing therapy
o Follow up and progression
· Medical management
o Prostaglandin analogs
o Rho kinase inhibitors
o Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
o Beta antagonists and blockers
o Alpha agonists
o Hyperosmotic agents
o Novel formulations and emerging therapies
· Patient case(s)
Summary, best practice recap, conclusion
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
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Faculty Disclosure: Jiun Lap Do, MD, PhD, University of California San Diego, discloses that he has received financial compensation as a consultant and/or investigator for Nicox and VoxelCloud.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, President of ScientiaCME, has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Santen
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