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Title: Avoiding Edema from Panretinal Photocoagulation in Patients with DME
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to implement the best practices for the treatment of DME based upon a thorough evaluation of ongoing clinical studies.
David M. Brown, MD, FACS
Retina Consultants of Houston
Clinical Associate Professor
The Methodist Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of release, December 25, 2011 to December 25, 2012.
How To Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit:
To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the Pretest questions, read the articles, complete the CME Posttest, and complete the evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the Posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the Posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM certificate that will be e-mailed to the participant.
Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD
Medical Director and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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The authors disclose that they do have significant financial interests in any products or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.
Planning Committee and Faculty members report the following relationship(s):
David M. Brown, MD, FACS
Consulting Fees: Allergan, Genentech, Molecular Partners, Novartis, Regeneron
Fees for Non-CME Services: Genentech
Contracted Research: Abbott, Alcon, Alimera, Allergan, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Molecular Partners, NEI, Novartis, Opthotech, Paloma, Regeneron
External reviewer reports the following relationship(s):
Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD
Consulting Fees: Alcon Laboratories, Inc, Alimera, Allergan, Eyetech, Genentech
Fees for Non-CME Services: Genentech (expired)
Ownership Interest: Convene, LLC, Realm Global, LLC
Vindico staff report the following relationship(s):
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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Unlabeled and Investigational Usage:
The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.
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