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Drs. Cecelia Yates and Ian Conner discuss their collaboration on Modulation of Glaucoma Filtration Surgery Healing Response Through the CXCR3 Pathway in New Zealand White Rabbit Model.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Describe how a surgical glaucoma model can be used to investigate wound healing
  • Discuss the complications associated with current antimetabolite treatment in glaucoma
  • Review the rabbit model of trabeculectomy

Reading Resources:

  1. Mankiewicz. K.A., Seibold, Kahook, M.Y., Sherwood, MB. (2013). Wound Healing in Glaucoma. In R.M.Feldman & N.P. Bell (Eds.), Complications of Glaucoma Surgery (pp. 33-41). Oxford University Press.
  2. SooHoo JR, Seibold LK, Laing AE, Kahook MY. Bleb morphology and histology in a rabbit model of glaucomafiltration surgery using Ozurdex" or mitomycin-C. Mol Vis. 2012;18:714-9.
  3. Bodnar R], Yates CC, Rodgers ME, Du X, Wells A. lP-10 induces dissociation of newly formed blood vessels. 1 Cell Sci. 2009 Jun 15;122(Pt 12):2064-77.

Disclosures:

Dr. Yates and Conner have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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 .5 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 (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/5/2014 | Last Modified On: 6/5/2014 | Expires: 6/5/2015

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