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Featured Cases: Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO)
Our Guest Author is Dr. Peter Campochiaro, the Eccles Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurosciences at the Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

Describe the potential benefits and risks of intraocular anti-VEGF drugs in treating retinal vein occlusions
Explain the potential benefits and risks of intraocular steroids in treating retinal vein occlusions; and
Determine patient characteristics that favor one treatment modality over another

This discussion, offered as a downloadable audio file and companion transcript, covers the important issues related to Retinal Vein Occlusion in the format of case-study scenarios for the clinical practice. This program is a follow up to the Volume 1, Issue 3 eOphthalmology Review newsletter – Retinal Vein Occlusion



Unlabeled/Unapproved Uses

The author has indicated that this presentation will include references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of bevacizumab and triamcinolone.
Jennifer I. Lim, MD Peter Campochiaro, MD
Eccles Professor of
Ophthalmology and
Neuroscience
The Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Faculty Disclosures
Dr. Campochiaro has indicated that he has served on advisory boards for Genentech, Pfizer, and Regeneron. He has served as a consultant for BMS, Genentech, GSK, Lpath Incorporated, Pfizer, and Regeneron. Dr. Campochiaro has received grants and research support from Alcon, Alimera Sciences, Genentech, Genzyme, GSK, and Molecular Partners.

Release Date
June 29, 2011
Expiration Date
June 28, 2013
Next Issue
August 9, 2011

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Neil M. Bressler, MD
The James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Chief, Retina Division Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Maryland
 
 accreditation statements
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

credit designations
eNewsletter: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Podcast: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

internet cme policy
The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. The Johns Hopkins University SOM CME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public.

launch date
March 15, 2011; activities expire 2 years from the date of each publication.

statement of responsibility
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine take responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

intended audience
The activity has been developed for ophthalmologists and retina specialists.

There are no prerequisites to participate.

Estimated time to complete activity: 30 minutes.

disclaimer statement
The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


faculty AND PLANNER disclosure
As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships regardless of their relevance to the content of the activity. Faculty are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Neil M. Bressler, MD has disclosed that he has received grants/research support from Allergan, Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., Bausch & Lomb, Carl Zeiss Meditec, EMMES Corporation, ForSight Labs, LLC, Genentech, Genzyme Corporation, Lumenis, Notal Vision, Novartis, Ora, Inc., QLT. Inc., Regeneron, and Steba Biotech.
Susan Bressler, MD has disclosed that she has received grants/research support from Bausch & Lomb, Genentech, Notal Vision and Novartis.  She also has served as a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline.
No other planners have indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity.
Guest Author Disclosures

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