Webcast Teaches on Diabetic Retinopathy

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 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

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

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