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Topics in the Diagnosis and Management of Open-angle Glaucoma

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Topics in the Diagnosis and Management of Open-angle Glaucoma
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THIS ACTIVTY IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR CME CREDITS. Blindness and visual impairment are among the 10 most common causes of disability in the United Sta...

Available credits: 0.75

Time to complete: 45 minutes

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  • Overview

    THIS ACTIVTY IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR CME CREDITS.

    Blindness and visual impairment are among the 10 most common causes of disability in the United States and are associated with shorter life expectancy and lower quality of life. Glaucoma is a major public health problem in this country and the disease is manifest as a progressive optic neuropathy that, if left untreated, leads to blindness. Treatments to slow the progression of the disease are available; however, at least half of those who have glaucoma are not receiving treatment because they are unaware of their condition. An important goal of current research is to develop methods of early diagnosis to detect the disease in the early stages, when treatment is most effective in minimizing irreversible vision loss. 

    Join us as Dr. Henry Jampel discusses these issues with the key points including current and new diagnostic modalities for the diagnosis of glaucoma, as well as the use of pharmacologic, surgical, and laser therapies for the treatment of glaucoma. 

    This activity is jointly presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. It has been developed in collaboration with Prova Education.

    Additional program collaboration was provided by the Society for Women's Health Research.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships regardless of their relevance to the content of the activity. Faculty are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation. The following relationships have been reported for this activity: 

    Planning Members and Faculty Disclosures:


    Course Director 
    Neil M. Bressler, MD
    Chief, Retina Division - Wilmer Eye Institute
    The James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology
    Johns Hopkins University 
    School of Medicine & Hospital 
    Baltimore, MD
    Financial Relationship Disclosure
    Research Grants: Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharma AG, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Faculty 
    Henry Jampel, MD, MHS
    Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Professor of Ophthalmology
    Glaucoma Division
    The Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, MD
    Financial Relationship Disclosure
    Consultant: Ivantis and Transcend
    Paid Member of the Board: Endo Optics
    Honorarium: Zeiss Meditec
    Ownership Interest: Allergan

    Additional Planning Members 
    Emily Y. Chew, MD
    Deputy Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
    Deputy Clinical Director at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Bethesda, MD
    Financial Relationship Disclosure
    No relationships reported

    Jessica Epps
    Financial Relationship Disclosure
    No relationships reported

    Barry A. Fiedel, PhD
    Financial Relationship Disclosure
    No relationships reported

    Amanda Hilferty
    Financial Relationship Disclosure
    No relationships reported

    Harini Kasturi
    Financial Relationship Disclosure
    No relationships reported

    Sean T. Saunders, CCMEP
    Financial Relationship Disclosure
    No relationships reported

    Robert Schneider
    Financial Relationship Disclosure
    No relationships reported 

  • Target Audience

    This course is designed to meet the continuing medical education needs of the practicing ophthalmologist, optometrist, eye-health NP/PA and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with glaucoma.

    There are no prerequisites for this enduring activity. 

  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

    • Effectively evaluate and utilize current and new diagnostic testing modalities to assist in the early diagnosis of the glaucoma patient and glaucoma suspect
    • Discuss evidence-based information regarding the use of pharmacologic and laser therapies for the treatment of glaucoma
    • Develop a practice management model that improves efficiency and quality of care for the glaucoma patient
    • Evaluate the impact of cataract surgery on glaucoma and develop appropriate treatment plans for their patients
    • Identify and manage eyes at risk for glaucoma complications
    • Outline clinical innovations and discuss their future applications for the treatment of glaucoma

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    To participate in additional CME activities presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office, please visit www.hopkinscme.edu. 

  • Commercial Support

    Supported by educational grants from Bausch & Lomb and Alcon. 

  • Terms of Use

    Off-Label Product Discussion

    No speaker has indicated that he/she will reference unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products. 

    Confidentiality Disclaimer For CME Activity Participants

    I certify that I am attending a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes.

    I understand that while I am attending in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the "Privacy Regulations"). Protected health information is information about a person's health or treatment that identifies the person. 

    I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential. I agree not to post or discuss this protected health information, including pictures and/or videos, on any social media site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in any electronic messaging program or through any portable electronic device. 

    I understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer any questions I have about my obligations under this Confidentiality Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality. The contact information is: Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone: 410-735-6509, e-mail: HIPAA@jhmi.edu. 

    The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as provider of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certifies that the visitor is attending for training, education and/or observation purposes only.

    For CME Questions, please contact the CME Office
    (410) 955-2959 or e-mail cmenet@jhmi.edu.
    For CME Certificates, please call (410) 502-9634.

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education Turner 20/720 Rutland Avenue 
    Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195

    Reviewed & Approved by: 
    General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
    (Updated 4/09 and 3/14)

    Internet CME Policy

    The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. Johns Hopkins University SOM CME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public. Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s CME program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request. 

    To participate in additional CME activities presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office, please visit www.hopkinscme.edu. 

  • Instructions

    There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of June 6, 2014, through June 5, 2015, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) listen to the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings; 3) successfully complete the post-test with a passing score and the evaluation at the end of the activity.

    Participants who successfully complete the activity, post test and evaluation will have a statement of credit made available immediately at www.reachmd.com

  • Disclaimer

    The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information for specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

    Reproduction of this material is not permitted without written permission from the copyright owner.

    © 2015 The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Prova Education, Inc.; All rights reserved.

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