Shifting the Paradigm in Management: Early Intervention in Diabetic Macular Edema

(webinar in English)

Monday 25/10/2021


  • Understand the implications of diabetic macular edema
  • Describe diabetic macular edema treatment strategies
  • Recognize importance of team approach to improve outcomes

PAAO Coordinator: Dr. Helena Filipe (Portugal)


Dr. Raquel Goldhardt MD FACS


Raquel Goldhardt MD FACS, is an Associate Professor at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center. She received her M.D. degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. She completed ophthalmology residency at Santa Casa Hospital, Brazil. She then completed a clinical fellowship in Uveitis and AIDS at the Paulista School of Medicine at Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Goldhardt solidified her training in ocular inflammatory disease with a second Uveitis Fellowship, at University of California, Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Institute, under Dr. Gary Holland, who first described the association between CMV retinitis and AIDS.

Dr. Goldhardt also completed general surgery internship at Los Angeles Medical Center and a second complete residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University where she was the Chief Resident in 2008-2009. Dr. Goldhardt then completed a medical retina fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute under Dr. Philip J. Rosenfeld, a pioneer in the intravitreal use of bevacizumab and other anti-VEGF agents.

As a cataract surgeon, medical retina and uveitis specialist, Dr. Goldhardt has extensive surgical and clinical experience in the management of complicated cataract surgery, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases, retinal pathologies including macular degeneration, vein occlusions, and diabetic retinopathy. Her research focuses on novel imaging techniques for macular degeneration, Stargardt’s disease, corneal nerves analysis after anti-VEGF injections, quality of life following cataract extraction in AMD patients, biomarkers of ocular Gulf War illness, and was the first to describe posterior subhyaloid precipitates associated with cytomegalovirus retinitis. Dr. Goldhardt has been a critical figure in the national and international physician education while playing an active role in the inclusion and diversity, admission, and executive committees for the University of Miami and leading mission trips to South America, Mexico, and China.


Dr. Zelia M. Correa MD PhD


Professor of Ophthalmology and Oncology Johns Hopkins Medicine, Wilmer Eye Institute, Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center The "Tom Clancy" endowed Professor of Ophthalmology Director of Ocular Oncology and Echography, Retina Division, Wilmer Eye Institute Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Professor of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center Editorial Board Member of JAMA Ophthalmology, TVST, Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

Special invitee, Portuguese Society of Ophthalmologyimage

Dr. Manuel Falcão MD PhD


Consultant of Ophthalmology at Hospital São João, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine University of Porto Fellowship in Retina at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Treasurer of the Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology. Clinician, Researcher, Educator

Después del webinar en vivo, debe ingresar a CampusPAAO y registrarse en el webinar para ver las grabaciones. /
Após o webinar ao vivo, você deve entrar no CampusPAAAO e registrar-se para o webinar para ver as gravações. /
After the live webinar, please log in to CampusPAAAO and register for the webinar to see the recording(s).