Participating Faculty: Addressing the Clinical and Managed Care Challenges in Treating Diseases of the Aging Eye

May 26, 2013
Supplements and Featured Publications, Addressing the Clinical and Managed Care Challenges in Treating Diseases of the Aging Eye [CPE], Volume 19, Issue 5 Suppl

This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care reviews the physiology of the aging eye, and the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and current treatment landscape of 4 major age-related ocular diseases: age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eye. It also discusses the economic burdens and treatment-related costs of these eye diseases, along with implications for managed care.Faculty

Esen K. Akpek, MD

Director, Ocular Surface Disease & Dry Eye Clinic

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Division of Cornea, Cataract, & External Diseases

The Wilmer Eye Institute

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

William J. Cardarelli, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy Revenue and Supply

Atrius Health/Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

Watertown, Massachusetts

Roderick A. Smith, MS

Medical Consultant

Brighton, Massachusetts

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc.

Faculty Disclosures

These faculty have disclosed the following relevant commercial financial relationships or affiliations in the past 12 months.

Esen K. Akpek, MD

Consultant: Bausch & Lomb

Research grants: Alcon; Allergan, Inc

William J. Cardarelli, PharmD, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Roderick A. Smith, MS, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The American Journal of Managed Care

Publishing Staff—Jeff D. Prescott, PharmD, RPh; Kara Guarini, MS; and Ida Delmendo have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education and Physicians’ Education Resource, LLC

Planning Staff—Judy V. Lum, MPA; and Elena Beyzarov, PharmD, have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at the office of The American Journal of Managed Care, Plainsboro, New Jersey.

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