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Support Statement: This activity is supported, in part, by educational grants from Alcon, Allergan, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Thrombogenics..
Target Audience: The intended audience for this activity is retina specialists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with retina disorders.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to describe the barbed needle technique for inducing posterior vitreous detachment in difficult hyaloid cases.
John W. Kitchens, MD
Retina Associates of Kentucky
Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD (Planning Committee)
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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Planning Committee and Faculty members report the following relationship(s):
John W. Kitchens, MD
Consulting Fees: Allergan; Genentech; Regeneron; Synergetics
Fees for Non-CME Services Received Directly from Commercial Interest or their Agents: Genentech; Regeneron; Synergetics
Contracted Research: Genentech
Reviewer reports the following relationship(s):
Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD, MBA
Consultant: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; Allergan; Bausch + Lomb; Genentech; Regeneron; ThromboGenics; Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Ownership Interest: OptiSTENT, Inc.
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