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Drs. Kimberly Brothers and Ladan Espandar each present from Ophthalmology grand rounds. They each discuss present on how bacteria affect corneal wound healing and non-healing epithelial defect in corneal ulcers.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Recognize microbial keratitis
  • Explain how bacteria affect corneal would healing
  • Review the management of non-healing epithelial defect in corneal ulcers

Reading Resources:

  1. Wounding the cornea to learn how it heals, Stepp et al
  2. Ljubumov, Wound healing review, Progress in corneal wound healing
  3. Brothers et al, Putting on the brakes: Bacterial impediment of wound healing

Disclosures: 

Dr. Brothers has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: F32E'YO24785

Dr. Espandar has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: K NEI-K08 EY026075 

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement: 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour. 

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Release Date: 5/4/2017 | Last Modified On: 5/4/2017 | Expires: 5/4/2020

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