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Focal Points 2020 Module: Systemic Immunomodulation Therapy for Eye Disease

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Focal Points 2020 Module: Systemic Immunomodulation Therapy for Eye Disease

Focal Points 2020 Module: Systemic Immunomodulation Therapy for Eye Disease

In the past, systemic immunomodulation therapy (IMT) was used almost exclusively for cases refractory to corticosteroids, but now IMT is routinely implemented for a wide range of ophthalmic diseases. Evidence from multiple studies has demonstrated that patients with certain autoimmune ophthalmic diseases have better prognoses when IMT is used concomitantly with corticosteroids.

This Focal Points module highlights how the use of IMT has become the standard of care for most sight-threatening autoimmune ophthalmic disorders. Additionally, the safety profile of IMT medications has been adequately established, and in most cases, their use is justified, given the blinding potential of most underlying conditions.

By completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different conventional and biological immunomodulation therapies available.
  • Describe the treatment approach employed when immunomodulation therapy is used for ocular autoimmune disorders.
  • Discuss the disease-specific benefits of immunomodulation therapy.
  • Discuss the safety profile of immunomodulation therapy in ophthalmology.

Authors: Ahmed B. Sallam, MD, PhD and Armando L. Oliver, MD

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CME Information
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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