Learn why the treatment of diabetic retinopathy is on the threshold of the biggest change since the introduction of laser photocoagulation. Recent advances in three areas—our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of the disease, advances in diagnostic instrumentation, and the emergence of medical treatments targeting the underlying pathophysiology—are converging upon the goal of achieving better vision outcomes for patients with diabetes. This activity will review current concepts in the pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy, including diabetic macular edema; diagnostic techniques to detect the earliest stages of disease, including clinical and laboratory instrumentation; and review recent clinical trials of emerging pharmacological treatments.
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CME Credits: 1.5
A CME webcast is a recorded version of a live symposium. This CME webcast is based upon educational content presented in a symposium held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday, April 28, 2006.