The Clinician Resources Center aims to provide clinicians with up-to-date information on diabetic retinopathy (DR)/diabetic macular edema (DME).

Clinician Resources

Explanation of Eye Exam vs Diabetic Eye Exam

Contributing Faculty: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

How Blood Glucose Affects Eye Health

Contributing Faculty: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

What Is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Contributing Faculty: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

When to Refer to an Eye Care Specialist

Contributing Faculty: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Importance of Multidisciplinary Collaborative Care

Contributing Faculty: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Pathogenesis of DR/DME

Ask the Experts: Part 1

Faculty: Judy E. Kim, MD, FARVO, FASRS
Chair; Vivian Fonseca, MD and Amy Zack, MD

Watch Dr. Kim, Dr. Fonseca, and Dr. Zack answer viewer questions about screening for diabetic retinopathy.

Ask the Experts: Part 2

Chair: Joseph M. Coney, MD, FASRS, FACS
Faculty; Sangeeta R. Kashyap, MD and Charles Vega, MD

Watch Dr. Coney, Dr. Kashyap, and Dr. Vega answer viewer questions about health disparities in diabetic eye care.

Imaging Review for the Treatment of Patient With Severe Nonproliferative DR and Good Vision Case

Chair: Rishi P. Singh, MD

Imaging Review for the Combined PDR-DME Case

Faculty: Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS

To view the entire case, and play the sorting game, click here.

PDF Download


To download a PDF of the slide handout from the Residents and Fellows Program: From Clinical Trial to Clinical Practice: Expert Insights Into Managing and Treating DR/DME please click here

Screening Saves Vision


The downloadable pocket card includes images and information about DR/DME, including risk factors and progression, and a checklist of questions for clinicians to review with patients to determine the appropriate interval for screening and evaluation for potential treatment.

Download the card (PDF).

Resources for Elderly Patients


Older Adults and Diabetic Retinopathy: Keep Your Vision on TRACK handout

Download the handout (PDF)


Older Adults and Diabetic Retinopathy: What You Should Know infographic
Download the infographic (PDF)


Practical Guide to Diabetic Retinopathy Vision Screening Recommendations and Disease Severity Classification
Download the handout (PDF)


Referral Guidelines for Vision Screening for Patients With Diabetes
Download the handout (PDF)


Diabetic Retinopathy: Collaborative Clinician Care Across the Disciplines
Download the handout (PDF)

American Society of Retina Specialists


Find a Retina Specialist

This initiative is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.

In collaboration with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Physician Associates, California Academy of Family Physicians, Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity, Endocrine Society, Global Education Group, National Minority Quality Forum, and Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry.


Supporter Acknowledgment
This initiative is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC presents this resource for educational purposes only. Healthcare professionals are expected to employ their own knowledge and judgement during any discussion with, or treatment of, their patients.

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