Proactive Approach to Eye Care for People with Diabetic Macular Edema

Tuesday, October 4 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern

Diabetic macular edema (DME) can occur in people living with diabetes. Consistently high blood sugar due to poor glucose control over time can damage small blood vessels in the body, including the eye. Even when diagnosed, patients find it difficult to adhere to aggressive treatment regimens that require frequent injections in the eye to maintain vision. This heavy burden affects both patients and their caregivers, impeding their ability to work, function, and interact socially.

Join us for a one-hour interactive online seminar where a panel including an ophthalmologist, optometrist, patient advocate, and individual with diabetic macular edema (DME) will discuss the importance of yearly eye exams to ensure early detection and management of DME. Expert panelists will also review current and emerging treatment strategies to preserve vision and devices and tools to reduce disease and treatment burden for patients. Individuals with DME, individuals with Type 1 or 2 diabetes, and caregivers are invited to this online seminar, which will share strategies to help you communicate your treatment expectations, engage in shared decision-making with doctors and other care professionals, and ensure access to wholistic care that includes control of risk factors for complications from diabetes.


  • Rishi Singh, MD, Staff Physician, Cleveland Clinic Florida, President, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
  • Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO, Director of Optometric Services, Optometry Residency Supervisor, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Health System
  • Nita Sinha, Director of Public Health, Prevent Blindness
  • Serena Valentine, Diabetes Peer Educator/Person living with Type 2 diabetes and vision loss

Target Audience

People with DME; People with Type 1 or 2 diabetes; Caregivers of people with diabetes.

Certificates of Attendance will be available.