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Drs. Nischal, Loewen, Schuman share presentations in part 2 of the Midwest Glaucoma Symposium 

Educational objectives:

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

• Discuss surgical approaches for pediatric glaucoma, including Trabeculectomy and Goniotomy
• Reduce or prevent postoperative hyphema
• Discuss barriers to EHR implementation 
• Describe how lentivirals can be used to transduce the trabecular mesh network
• Review regenerative medicine in ophthalmology

Reading Resources:

  1. Mataftsi A, Dabbagh A, Moore W, Nischal KK. Evaluation of whether intracameral dexamethasone predisposes to glaucoma after pediatric cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Oct;38(10):1719-23.
  2. Kelberman D, Islam L, Jacques TS, Russell-Eggitt I, Bitner-Glindzicz M, Khaw PT, Nischal KK, Sowden JC. CYP1B1-related anterior segment developmental anomalies novel mutations for infantile glaucoma and von Hippel's ulcer revisited. Ophthalmology. 2011 Sep;118(9):1865-73.
  3. Kaplowitz K, Schuman JS, Loewen NA. Techniques and outcomes of minimally invasive trabecular ablation and bypass surgery. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 May;98(5):579-85.
  4. Chiang MF, Read-Brown S, Tu DC, Choi D, Sanders DS, Hwang TS, Bailey S, Karr DJ, Cottle E, Morrison JC, Wilson DJ, Yackel TR. Evaluation of electronic health record implementation in ophthalmology at an academic medical center (an American Ophthalmological Society thesis).Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2013 Sep;111:70-92.
  5. Boland MV, Chiang MF, Lim MC, Wedemeyer L, Epley KD, McCannel CA, Silverstone DE, Lum F; American Academy of Ophthalmology Medical Information Technology Committee. Adoption of electronic health records and preparations for demonstrating meaningful use: an American Academy of Ophthalmology survey. Ophthalmology. 2013 Aug;120(8):1702-10
  6. Bu L, Li R, Liu H, Feng W, Xiong X, Zhao H, Vollrath D, Shen B, Cheng Z. Intrastriatal Transplantation of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells for the Treatment of Parkinson Disease: In Vivo Longitudinal Molecular Imaging with F-P3BZA PET/CT. Radiology. 2014 Apr 20:132042


Dr. Loewen has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services

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

  • Grant/Research Support: Alcon

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

  • Grant/Research Support: National Eye Institute
  • Consultant: SLACK, Inc.

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 1.25 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 (0.125) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.25 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/20/2014 | Last Modified On: 6/20/2014 | Expires: 6/20/2015

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