All Eyes on Evolving Management Strategies for Geographic Atrophy (Online CE Monograph)

Activity Description and Purpose

Clinicians are presented with unique challenges now that there are new and emerging treatments for geographic atrophy (GA). This educational activity aims to help clinicians recognize epidemiologic factors that influence GA, identify key findings on imaging throughout the course of GA, and understand the pathophysiology of GA in the context of new and emerging treatments. Because the end goal is always to optimize patient care and visual health, there will also be a discussion on incorporating education into patient encounters and the use of low- vision centers. The desired results of this educational activity are for optometrists to enhance patient communication to raise awareness and understanding of GA and its burden and to increase confidence for referral to specialists.

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for optometrists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize factors that influence the epidemiology of geographic atrophy
  • Discuss the importance of diagnostic imagery throughout the course of geographic atrophy
  • Describe the pathophysiology of geographic atrophy
  • Incorporate education on geographic atrophy regularly into patient encounters
Course summary
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  • 1.50 COPE
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Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO (Co-Chair)
Director, Optometric Services
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
David Eichenbaum, MD (Co-Chair)
Collaborative Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida
Partner and Director of Research
Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida
Tampa, Florida
Peter K. Kaiser, MD
Chaney Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Research
Professor of Ophthalmology
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio
Michael S. Korenfeld, MD, ACOS
Comprehensive Eye Care, Ltd
Washington, Missouri

Disclosure Policy

MedEdicus requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of this educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Financial relationship information is collected and resolved prior to the educational activity. All relevant relationships have been mitigated.


Mark T. Dunbar, OD, is a consultant for Allergan, Avellino, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc, Iveric Bio, Inc, Orasis Pharmaceuticals, and Visus Therapeutics; and is an advisory board member of Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

David Eichenbaum, MD, is a consultant for Alimera Sciences, Allergan, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Coherus BioSciences, D.O.R.C. Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (International) B.V., EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Inc, Gyroscope, Iveric Bio, Inc, KKR, Kodiak Sciences Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Opthea, Outlook Therapeutics, Inc, Recens Medical, Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, REVIVE2 Biotechnology, Inc, and Vial; is on the speakers bureau for Allergan, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Bayer Corporation, D.O.R.C. Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (International) B.V., EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Inc, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; is a contracted researcher for 4DMT, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Alkahest, Inc, Allegenesis Biotherapeutics Inc, Annexon Inc, AsclepiX Therapeutics, Bayer Corporation, Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd*, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Gemini Therapeutics, Genentech, Inc, Gyroscope, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Iveric Bio, Inc, Kodiak Sciences, Mylan NV*, NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc, Opthea, Recens Medical, Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Unity Biotechnology; and has individual stocks or stock options in Clearside Biomedical, Inc, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, and REVIVE2 Biotechnology, Inc.

Peter K. Kaiser, MD, is a consultant for Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC, Allergan, Annexon Inc, Bayer Corporation, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Biogen Idec, Iveric Bio, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc, Regenexbio Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc.

Michael S. Korenfeld, MD, is a consultant for AimMax Therapeutics, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Oculis, and Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited; and is an advisory board member of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Planners, Managers, and Writers

Carrie Allen, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS, MedEdicus Content Manager for this activity, was previously employed by CVS within the past 2 years, but that relationship has ended.

Medical Writer: Tony Realini, MD, is a consultant for iSTAR Medical*, Ivantis Inc*, New World Medical, Inc, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc, Oyster Point Pharma Inc, and Sight Sciences.

Other MedEdicus planners, managers, and writers have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

* The financial relationship existed during the past 24 months but has now ended.
Individual stocks or stock options have not been exercised

Accreditation Statement

COPE approved for 1.5 CE credits for optometrists.
COPE Course ID: 85032-TD (Asynchronous)
COPE Course Category: Treatment/Management of Ocular Disease


Disclosure of Commercial Support

MedEdicus LLC has received commercial support from Iveric Bio, Inc, for this activity in the form of an unrestricted educational grant.

The content of this COPE-Accredited CE activity was planned and prepared independently by MedEdicus LLC without input from members of an ineligible company.

Off-Label Discussion

This educational activity may include discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of drugs and devices. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each drug or device discussed in this activity for approved dosing, indications, and warnings.

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The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of State University of New York College of Optometry, MedEdicus LLC, or Iveric Bio, Inc.

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  • 1.50 COPE
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