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In this episode of Sight & Sound Bites, Ian Conner, MD, PhD, and Ethan Rossi, PhD, define glaucoma and review the latest developments in glaucoma research and treatment. Dr. Rossi also explains advancements in ophthalmic imaging and reveals RGCs in the living eye.

Educational Objectives 

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

  • Identify demographic groups at greatest risk of vision loss from glaucoma
  • Recognize our "blind spots" in understanding glaucoma 
  • Describe some of the ways in which UPMC researchers are working to develop new treatments for glaucoma


Dr. Rossi has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

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

  • Consultant: Ivantis
  • Other: Founder of Ocugenix

All presenters' disclosures 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

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 8/13/2020 | Last Modified On: 8/13/2020 | Expires: 8/13/2021

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