Community Practice Connections™: Focused Takeaways from the Ophthalmology Times® EyeCon 2021

Released On
February 22, 2022

Expires On
February 22, 2023

Media Type

Completion Time
90 minutes

Ophthalmology, Primary Care

Eye Disorders

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This activity is provided by Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC.


This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc., Alcon Vision, LLC, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc., and Santen.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses — 1.5 Contact Hours

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This educational program is directed toward general ophthalmologists and ophthalmology subspecialists who treat patients with eye disorders in clinical settings. Other health care professionals interested in the management of patients with eye disorders are also invited to attend.

Program Overview

Competence to manage common and unusual eye conditions is essential for the ophthalmologist, because many ocular diseases negatively impact quality of life and, in some cases, lead to loss of vision if not managed appropriately. A number of new and emerging procedures and therapies are changing the way ocular diseases are treated and can lead to better patient outcomes.

This Community Practice Connections™ program provides an in-depth review of some of the key highlights from the inaugural Ophthalmology Times® EyeCon 2021 virtual conference, held in December 2021. This unique and engaging multimedia activity is ideal for the community-based clinician and focuses on new and emerging developments in the field of eye health, putting recent clinical trial data into clinical context. The program is designed for those who did not attend the live meeting and to help reinforce learnings for those who did.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Implement diagnostic approaches to correctly identify early presentations of both common and rare ocular diseases
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply clinical trial data to optimize patient treatment in the eye-care setting
  • Explain efficacy and trial data from recent clinical trials of investigational agents
  • Identify the most appropriate strategies to improve vision outcomes in patients with common and unusual disease processes



Peter J. McDonnell, MD

William Holland Wilmer Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD


Oluwatosin U. Smith, MD

Attending Physician
Glaucoma Associates of Texas
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX


David M. Katz, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Neurology
Howard University Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC


Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA

Managing Partner
Director of Clinical Research and Fellowship
Sierra Eye Associates
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Nevada
Reno, NV

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

The staff of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities.

Peter J. McDonnell, MD
  • Board of directors: Aerie Pharmaceuticals
Oluwatosin U. Smith, MD
  • Grant/Research Support: Allergan, Inc., Santen Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., iStar Medical, AGS
  • Consultant: Glaukos, Alcon, Allergan, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Bausch + Lomb, Santen Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, New World Medical
  • Speaker’s Bureau: Allergan, Inc., Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Bausch + Lomb
  • Shareholder: Nova Eye Medical

David M. Katz, MD, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA
  • Consultant: Genentech, Regenxbio, Inc., Oxurion, Opthea, Unity Biotechnology, Kodiak Sciences, Inc
  • Speaker’s Bureau: Genentech, Regenxbio, Inc., Oxurion, Opthea, Unity Biotechnology, Kodiak Sciences, Inc.
  • Shareholder: Genentech

PER® mitigated all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.
You may immediately download your certificate.

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Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a health care professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.