Dr. Kokame is an advocate for continuing education for ophthalmologists, and he especially strives to spread worldwide knowledge on retina-related research. Dr. Kokame is co-faculty for a free CME course entitled “Insight on the Roles of PDT in Retina Practice.” Please click here for a link to the course.
The course description is:
“Although anti-VEGF agents are well established as first-line therapy for age-related macular degeneration, more recent research has shown that there are multiple pathways that contribute to this disease, so anti-VEGF agents will not be successful in all cases. In addition, there are disease mimics that may present clinically similarly to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but are driven by other disease processes beside VEGF, and therefore will not respond to anti-VEGF agents. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has proven to be effective in these types of cases, and remains an important part of the retinal specialist’s armamentarium. In this activity, leading clinicians will discuss the characteristics that distinguish these conditions in order to identify cases unlikely to respond to anti-VEGF therapy so that other approaches can be considered.”