A Review and Comparison of Different Forms of Age-Related and Inherited Macular Degenerations

CMEO Webcast

Premiere Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Medicine (accme)
  2. Nursing (ANCC)
  3. Optometry (ARBO/COPE)
  4. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

Credit Expiration Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022


Marco A. Zarbin, MD, PhD, FACS Marco A. Zarbin, MD, PhD, FACS 
Chair, Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Vice Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Washington, DC

Statement of Need

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in older adults. Beyond age, there are multiple genetic and environmental risk factors that have been implicated in AMD including smoking, gender, race, cardiovascular disease and diet. Stargardt macular degeneration, Best disease, and cone-rod dystrophies are inherited diseases that cause vision loss in children and young adults.

It is important that ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other health care professional recognize the clinical presentations of the different macular degenerations to facilitate an accurate diagnosis and to better understand the genetic and environmental risk factors that impact disease risk and progression.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe and contrast the clinical presentations of the different forms of macular degeneration including AMD, Stargardt disease, Best and cone-rod dystrophies.
  • Define the genetic and environmental/lifestyle factors that affect macular degeneration risk and progression.
  • Identify the diagnoses and prognoses for different forms of macular degeneration.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Apellis Pharmaceuticals.

Target Audience

Ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurses, and other eye care professionals

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
Physicians (ACCME): CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit (Nurses):
Nurses (ANCC): This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour

Dr. Zarbin has received grants from the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a consultant for Boerhinger Ingelheim; Frequency Therapeutics; Genentech, Inc./Roche; Iduna Therapeutics; Iveric Bio; Life Biosciences Inc.; Novartis Pharma AG; Opthotech; Perfuse Therapeutics; and Selphagy Therapeutics. He has received financial or materials support from NVasc, inc. (co-founder).

Scott Hershman, MD(planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

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