Webcast Teaches on Diabetic Retinopathy. Low vision is a top 10 cause of disability in the United States with diabetic retinopathy being the leading cause of blindness in adults. Most concerning is that 90% of Diabetes-related blindness is preventable. Here to educate us on the epidemiology, pathology and treatment of Diabetic retinopathy are two of Ohio State University’s Retinal specialists. I am pleased to introduce Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology Dr Irina Livshitz & Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Dr Fatoumata Yanoga.
What you’ll learn in this webcast
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:
- Understand the epidemiology and pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy
- Discuss diabetic retinopathy disease as an serious public health problem
- Identify the risk factors for diabetic retinopathy
- Describe diabetic retinopathy classification
- Discuss the medical and surgical treatment of diabetic retinopathy
- Describe how vision loss can be prevented
You’ll also learn about the following:
- Development of Diabetic Retinopathy
- Pregnancy and Retinopathy
- Glucose level and retinopathy risk
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