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Additional Contributions: Robert C. Della Rocca, MD, performed the biopsy, contributed the orbital computed tomographic scan, and provided the exenteration specimen; Ramon Font, MD, confirmed the histopathologic diagnosis.
Additional Contributions: John Hewett, PhD, and Jane Johnson, MA, provided statistical support.
Additional Contributions: The photographs that constitute Figure 1 were provided by Hans-Peter M. Freihofer, MD, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Additional Contributions: The Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion Study Group is grateful for the contributions of the many referring ophthalmologists, without whom this study could not have been carried out, and to the study patients, whose faithfulness to the study led to conclusions that promise hope for others with branch vein occlusion.
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Additional Contributions: William Wise, PhD, Dynapharm Inc, contributed to the writing of this article; and Sarah Jewel, MA, Medical Writers Corp, helped edit the initial manuscript.
Additional Contributions: Petra Macaskill, PhD (School of Public Health, Sydney, Australia), provided comments on an earlier draft and suggestions for its improvement. Dr Macaskill did not receive any compensation.
Additional Contributions: Lucia Taddio, BA, Erwin Darra, and Omar Parvez (all from The Hospital for Sick Children) provided assistance with data collection. Ms Taddio and Mr Darra received compensation from the study sponsor.
Additional Contributions: Charlotte Gerczak, MLA, provided editorial input and Keita Ebisu, MS, provided aid in collecting the particulate matter data. Neither Ms Gerczak nor Mr Ebisu received any financial compensation for their work.