Practical Management of Inherited Retinal Disorders
The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s leading private funding source for retinal degenerative disease research, hosted an online continuing medical education (CME and COPE) course on Monday, October 19, 2020.
The continuing education course reviewed a number of topics related to care and management of patients with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) including:
- recommended functional and structural tests,
- potential manageable complications,
- genetic testing and why it is a critical element in IRD care,
- clinical trials and additional resources.
The course was delivered by Rachel Huckfeldt, MD, PhD, associate surgeon and director of inherited retinal degenerations fellowships at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and assistant professor of ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School.
Below is a recording of this course.
Inherited Retinal Diseases Overview, Patient Resources and Clinical Trials
May 18, 2020. With dozens of clinical trials underway for the treatment of inherited retinal diseases, clinicians need to understand the actions they can take to better manage their IRD patients and get them on the path to clinical trials as well as future therapies. At the end of this CE activity, delivered by Jacque Duncan, MD, University of California, San Francisco participants should be able to:
- Summarize inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) and their impact on patients
- Identify the benefits of IRD genetic testing, genetic counseling, and patient registries
- Review current clinical trials for emerging IRD therapies