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
William J. Cardarelli, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy Revenue and Supply
Atrius Health/Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Roderick A. Smith, MS
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc.
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.
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Planning Staff—Judy V. Lum, MPA; and Elena Beyzarov, PharmD, have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
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