Topic: Vision Loss after Intravitreal Injection of Autologous “Stem Cells” for AMD

Educational Objectives: By the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review current literature in Ophthalmology and related fields to narrow the gap between what is in literature and our daily practice.
  2. Change practice patterns that are not consistent with current standards of care.
  3. Promote interdisciplinary learning between general Ophthalmologists and appropriate subspecialists (Cornea, Retina, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic, Glaucoma, Pediatrics).
  4. Discuss the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as the leading cause of vision loss in persons older than 75 years of age in the United States.

Target Audience: Physician Focus; Ophthalmology physicians and appropriate subspecialists (Cornea, Retina, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic,Glaucoma, Pediatrics)

Planner: Anthony Liu,MD, General Ophthalmology/Redwood City; Lydia Hsu, MD, Ophthalmology/Redwood City

Speakers: Thomas Hwang, MD, Ophthalmology, Redwood City

Resources: PDF icon NEJMoa1609583.pdf

Disclosure: The presenters and program planners of this conference have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest. The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee / faculty for this program and they do not have relationships that present a conflict of interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City takes responsibility for the content , quality and scientific integrity of this CME Activity.

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand -name products

Credit Statement:

The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


Session date: 
05/26/2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm PDT
Kaiser Permanente
Maple Bldg Conference Room
Redwood City, CA 94063
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 0.00 Geriatrics

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