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Optometry Forum: Extending Treatment Intervals in nAMD and DME

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Optometry Forum: Extending Treatment Intervals in nAMD and DME


Company Statement

This continuing training action is supplied by

Academic Companion Vindico Medical Education

Guidance Assertion

This action is supported by an instructional grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Goal Audience

The intended audience for this activity is optometrists and other overall health care pros involved in managing people with neovascular age-linked macular degeneration (nAMD) and/or diabetic macular edema (DME).

Understanding Targets

On thriving completion of this action, participants really should be far better equipped to:

  • Critique the difficulties in taking care of and checking patients with nAMD and DME regarding procedure frequency and adherence and the affect these have on results.
  • Assess the clinical knowledge on new health care selections that give longer therapy intervals for individuals with nAMD and DME.
  • Summarize evaluation and referral processes that assure that people on solutions with prolonged intervals are seen routinely to allow for for prompt interventions if desired.


Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA, FASRS
Controlling Associate
Director of Clinical Investigation
Director of Fellowship
Sierra Eye Associates
Scientific Affiliate Professor
College of Nevada
Reno, NV

Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO
Director of Specialist Relations and Education
Virginia Eye Consultants
Regional Professional medical Director
Mid-Atlantic EyeCare Companions, LLC
Norfolk, VA


Ashay Bhatwadekar, PhD, RPh
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP


Purdue College is permitted by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Instruction (COPE) as an administrator/provider of continuing instruction (CE).

Credit score Designation

This enduring materials is COPE-accredited for 1.00 continuing education credits and is authorized for just one (1) calendar year from the date of initial launch, December 21, 2022, to December 20, 2023.

COPE ID #: 82266-TD
COPE Party #: 125225

Remember to consult with your state’s Board of Optometry to identify if the CE credit rating may possibly apply towards your CE necessity for license renewal.

How to Take part in This Exercise and Obtain CE Credit score

To participate in this CE action, you have to study the goals, answer the pretest queries, look at the material, and entire the posttest and analysis. Provide only 1 (1) right answer for each individual concern. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 7 out of 10 of the posttest thoughts the right way. If a satisfactory score on the posttest is attained, Purdue University will challenge a CE Certification.


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Partnership info is correct at the time of articles advancement.

School report the adhering to relationship(s)

Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA, FASRS
Specialist: 4DMT, Adverum, Alimera, Allergan, Apellis, AsclepiX, Aviceda, Bausch + Lomb, Broadwing Bio, Chengdu Kanghong, Cholgene, DORC, Gemini, Genentech, Glaukos, Graybug, Gyroscope, Iveric Bio, Janssen, Kato, Kodiak, Novartis, Oculis, Opthea, Oxurion, PolyPhotonix, RecensMedical, Regeneron, Retrotope, Regenxbio, RevOpsis, Roche, Thea, Unity Bio
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Firm: Allergan, Genentech, Novartis
Unbiased Study Contractor: 4DMT, Adverum, Apellis, AsclepiX, Chengdu Kanghong, Gemini, Genentech, Graybug, Gyroscope, Iveric Bio, Kodiak, Neurotech, NGM Bio, Novartis, Ocular Therapeutix, Oculis, Opthea, Oxurion, RecensMedical, Regenxbio, Roche, Unity Bio
Person Shares and Stock Choices: Aviceda, PolyPhotonix, Recens Health-related, Retrotope

Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO
Advisor: Aerie, Alcon, Aldeyra, Allergan, Bausch + Lomb, Bruder, Dompé, Eyenovia, Heru, Iveric Bio, Kala, MediPrint, Oyster Point, Regener-Eyes, Santen, ScienceBased Health, Sight Sciences, Solar, Tarsus, Visus
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Corporation: Aerie, Alcon, Allergan, Bausch + Lomb, Kala, Oyster Position, Santen, Sunlight
Personal Stocks and Stock Choices: MediPrint

Reviewers report the adhering to romantic relationship(s)

Ashay Bhatwadekar, PhD, RPh
No pertinent money associations to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No suitable economical interactions to disclose.

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No relevant fiscal relationships to disclose.

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