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Drs. James Funderburgh, Nils Loewen, and Michael Steketee present in Part 1 of the Vision Restoration: Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology Conference.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Discuss potential for corneal regeneration
  • Differentiate the primary and secondary cause of glaucoma in their diagnosis
  • Improve diagnostic skills and tools for identifying dominant optic neuropathy

Reading Resources:

  1. Du Y, et al. Stem Cells 2005;23:1266-1275.
  2. Steketee MB, Moysidis SN, Weinstein JE, Kreymerman A, Silva JP, Iqbal S, Goldberg JL. Mitochondrial dynamics regulate growth cone motility, guidance, and neurite growth rate in perinatal retinal ganglion cells in vitro. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Oct 30;53(11):7402-11.
  3. Yucel YH, Zhang Q, Gupta N, Kaufman PL, Weinreb RN. Arch Ophthalmol 118:378-384, 2000.


Drs. Funderburgh and Loewen have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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

  • Grant/Research Support:  Start-up funding Department of Ophthalmology

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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 10/28/2013 | Last Modified On: 10/28/2013 | Expires: 10/28/2014

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