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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 1.0 Contact Hour.

Acknowledgment of Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Cases and Conversations in Glaucoma Care – Effectively Lowering IOP with Rho Kinase Inhibition

Release Date: August 31, 2021
Expiration Date: August 31, 2022

Activity Overview

This Cases and Conversations™ is a video-based program in which two experts use a case-based approach to discuss the role of rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitors in targeting the conventional outflow pathway in the treatment of glaucoma. In this activity, the faculty focus on several mechanisms of action (MOAs) that inhibition of rho kinases provide to lower IOP as well as supporting evidence for available agents. This engaging format is designed to help clinicians incorporate newer glaucoma treatments into practice to improve outcomes for their patients with glaucoma.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving 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.


Target Audience

This online educational activity is directed toward ophthalmologists and other health care professionals who would be involved in treating glaucoma with rho kinase inhibition.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Apply clinical trial evidence for incorporation of ROCK inhibitors into treatment plans of patients with glaucoma
  • Describe the mechanisms of action of ROCK inhibitors which leads to reduction of intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma
  • Discuss investigational applications of ROCK inhibition in other ophthalmic diseases

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

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

Faculty

Janet B. Serle, MD
Janet B. Serle, MD
Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: Aerie Pharmaceuticals; Consultant/Advisor: Gedeon Richter Plc, Allergan, AsclepiX Therapeutics, Bausch + Lomb; Speaker’s Bureau: Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Bausch & Lomb; Other Support: Scientific Advisory Board: Qlaris Bio.

Jody R Piltz-Seymour, MD
Jody R Piltz-Seymour, MD
Valley Eye Professional, LLC
Attending Surgeon
Wills Eye Hospital Glaucoma Service
Clinical Professor
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Huntingdon Valley, PA

Disclosures: Research Support: Merck, Allergan, Alcon; Consultant: Aerie Pharmaceuticals; Speaker’s Bureau: Aerie Pharmaceuticals; Stock/Shareholder: Aerie Pharmaceuticals.

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

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 healthcare 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.


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