Drs. Ian Conner, Lawrence Kagemann, Gadi Wollstein, and Yvonne Buys each share presentations from the Midwest Glaucoma Symposium.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Improve diagnostic skills for identifying components of the aqueous humor outflow tract in anterior segment limbus OCT scans
  • Improve diagnosis and management of patients with glaucoma
  • Describe MR imaging modalities commonly used to study CNS changes in glaucoma
  • Define and give examples of clinical practice variation in renumeration fees on glaucoma procedures

Reading Resources:

  1. Kagemann L, Wollstein G, Ishikawa H, Nadler Z, Sigal IA, Folio LS, Schuman JS. Visualization of the conventional outflow pathway in the living human eye. Ophthalmology. 2012 Aug;119(8):1563-8.
  2. Gabriele ML, Wollstein G, Ishikawa H, Kagemann L, Xu J, Folio LS, Schuman JS. Optical Coherence Tomography: History, Current Status and Laboratory Work. Invest Opthalmology Vis. Sci. 2011;52:2425-36.
  3. Williams AL, et. al. Evidence for the widespread structural brain changes in glaucoma: a preliminary voxel-based MRI study. Invest Ophthalmology Vis. Sci. 2013 Aug 28;54(8):5880-7.
  4. Buys YM, Austin PC, Campbell RJ. Effect of physician renumeration fees on glaucoma rates in Canada. J Glaucoma 2011;20:548-52.

Disclosures:

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

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

  • CME Speaker’s Bureau: Allergan Canada, Alcon Inc.

Gadi Wollstein has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Allergan

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 Credits™. 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: 2/27/2014 | Last Modified On: 2/27/2014 | Expires: 2/27/2015

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