Associate Professor Adrian Fung

BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons I), MMed(Ophth. Sci.), MMed(Clin. Epi.) with merit, AMA(M), FRANZCO
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Clinical Ophthalmology &
Eye Health, Central Clinical School
Save Sight Institute

Telephone +61 2 9411 3333

Website Dr Adrian Fung
Ophthalmology Updates!
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Biographical details

A/PROF ADRIAN FUNG

BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons1), MMED (Ophthal. Sci.), MMED (Clin. Epi.) with merit, AMA(M), FRANZCO

Adrian Fung is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and specialist in vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina diseases and posterior segment tumours of the eye. He is Director of the Westmead Hospital Vitreoretinal Fellowship, where he teaches training surgeons and supervises post-doctoral research fellows. He is a chief investigator of the Bionic Eye Project and has been awarded two Masters degrees in Ophthalmic Science and Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Sydney. He has completed clinical and research fellowships at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, New York; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami and Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.

Associate Professor Fung has published over 80 international peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 book or book chapters, including “Ophthalmic Clinical Examination” and “Vitreoretinal Surgery for Trainees” (http://www.ophthalmologytextbooks.com). He is Medical Retina Section Editor for the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and a reviewer for major ophthalmic journals includingOphthalmology, JAMA OphthalmologyandRetina. He has been invited to speak and teach at over 100 national and international meetings including in the USA, Canada, Austria, Budapest, Estonia, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. He has won awards for his contribution and was the first vitreo-retinal surgeon in Australia to be admitted to the prestigious Macula Society in the USA.

Associate Professor Fung is the course convenor forOphthalmology Updates! (www.ophthalmologyupdates.com), one of the largest ophthalmology conferences held in Sydney each year. He sits on the Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni, Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, RANZCO Clinical Standards, ANZSRS Surgical Registry and APVRS Young Ophthalmologists committees. He is a member of RANZCO, ANZSRS, ORA, AAO, ASRS, ARVO, Macular Society, Vit-Buckle Society, Lifeline Express International Academy, ISOO, IRGIII, IntRIS, APAO and APVRS. He is an Asia Pacific Vitreoretinal Society Leadership Development Program Mentor, and will be a RANZCO RACE Examiner from 2020.

www.dradrianfung.com.au

Research interests

1. Clinical

Epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions and retinal and choroidal tumours.

2. Clinical Research

Retinal Imaging, Rare diseases

3. Basic Science Research

Bionic Vision, Proliferative vitreoretinopathy, Vitreous substitutes

Teaching and supervision

1. Westmead Hospital Registrar Lectures

https://sites.google.com/view/sydneyeyeschool/westmead-eye-school-wes

2. Vitreo-retinal Fellowship Director, Westmead Hospital

http://dradrianfung.com.au/about/#retinalfellowship

3. Westmead RACE course lecturer

4. Author of "Ophthalmic Clinical Examination- The Sydney Eye Hospital Registrar's Manual" and "Vitreo-retinal Surgery for Trainees- The Sydney Eye Hospital and University of British Columbia Manual".

http://www.ophthalmologytextbooks.com/Ophthalmology_Textbooks/Ophthalmology_Textbooks.html

Current projects

Course Convenor of Ophthalmology Updates!

Ophthalmology Updates! (www.ophthalmologyupdates.com), is an annual ophthalmology conference which is now one of the largest in Australia with 200 delegates. All subspecialties including medical retina, vitreoretinal surgery and ocular oncology are covered. This conference is endorsed by the University of Sydney, Western Sydney Local Health District and has Continuing Professional Development accreditation from RANZCO and Orthoptics Australia.

Associations

1. Australian

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)

Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists (ANZSRS)

Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO)

Macular Degeneration Foundation (MDF) of Australia

Australian Medical Association (AMA)

2. International

Macula Society

Lifeline Express International Academy of Eye Health, China

International Retinal Imaging Society

Asia Pacific Vitreo-Retinal Society (APVRS)

Vit-Buckle Society

International Retinal Panel (IRP)

International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO)

The Association for Research & Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO)

American Society of Retinal Surgeons (ASRS)

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Awards and honours

  • E-Poster Award, Third Place (12thAPVRS Congress, Seoul, Korea)
  • Allergan International Retinal Group III
  • Third place at the Atlantic Coast Retinal Club Meeting, (New York, USA)
  • Winner of the AAO Fellows Retinal Jeopardy Competition (Orlando, USA)
  • LuEsther T Mertz Retinal Research Travel Award
  • 2ndWilliam H. Ross Fellow in Vitreo-retinal Excellence
  • RANZCO & Allergan Scholarship
  • Norman Rose Sydney Hospitallers Travelling Scholarship
  • RANZCO Filipic Greer Award for Advanced Pathology

Keywords

Ophthalmology

Clinical Specialty

Ophthalmology

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Nguyen, C., Gillies, M., Nguyen, V., Daien, V., Cohn, A., Banerjee, G., Arnold, J., Fung, A., et al (2019). Characterization of Poor Visual Outcomes of Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration Treated with AntieVascular Endothelial Growth Factor Agents. Ophthalmology, 126(5), 735-742. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Pellegrini, M., Carol L., S. (2019). Congenital Hypertrophy of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium. Ophthalmology, 121, 251-256. [More Information]
  • Iglicki, M., Busch, C., Zur, D., Okada, M., Mariussi, M., Chhablani, J., Cebeci, Z., Fraser-Bell, S., Chaikitmongkol, V., Couturier, A., Fung, A., et al (2019). DEXAMETHASONE IMPLANT FOR DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA IN NAIVE COMPARED WITH REFRACTORY EYES: The International Retina Group Real-Life 24-Month Multicenter Study. The IRGREL-DEX Study. Retina, 39(1), 44-51. [More Information]
  • Invernizzi, A., Nguyen, V., Teo, K., Barthelmes, D., Fung, A., Vincent, A., Gillies, M. (2019). Five-Year Real-World Outcomes of Occult and Classic Choroidal Neovascularization: Data From the Fight Retinal Blindness! Project. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 204, 105-112. [More Information]
  • Rososinski, A., Tran, T., Galvin, J., Patel, C., Fung, A. (2019). New Findings From Multimodal Fundus Imaging Over 3 Years Of A Patient With Microcephaly, Chorioretinopathy, And Kif11 Mutation. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, 13(1), 79-83. [More Information]
  • Gupta, R., Fung, A., Lupidi, M., Pappuru, R., Nayak, S., Kumar Sahoo, N., Kaliki, S., Yannuzzi, L., Reid, K., et al (2019). Peripapillary Versus Macular Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium: Imaging Characteristics. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 200, 263-269. [More Information]
  • Hui, M., Merani, R., Bonar, S., Hong, A., Fung, A. (2019). Presumed choroidal metastasis from soft tissue myoepithelial carcinoma. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, 14, 55-57. [More Information]
  • Busch, C., Fraser-Bell, S., Zur, D., Rodriguez-Valdes, P., Cebeci, Z., Lupidi, M., Fung, A., Gabrielle, P., Giancipoli, E., Chaikitmongkol, V., et al (2019). Real-world outcomes of observation and treatment in diabetic macular edema with very good visual acuity: the OBTAIN study. Acta Diabetologica, 56(7), 777-784. [More Information]
  • Galvin, J., Chua, B., Fung, A. (2019). Successful Closure Of Full-Thickness Macular Holes Secondary To Macular Vitelliform Lesions. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, 13(3), 199-201. [More Information]
  • Essex, R., Hunyor, A., Moreno-Betancur, M., Yek, J., Zabrina S, K., William G., C., O'Connell, P., Fung, A., et al (2019). The Visual Outcomes of Macular Hole Surgery: A Registry-Based Study by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists. Ophthalmology, 2(11), 1143-1151. [More Information]
  • Kam, A., Michelle, H., Cherepanoff, S., Fung, A. (2018). Rapid "epiretinal membrane" development following intravitreal bevacizumab for Coats' disease. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, 11, 75-77. [More Information]
  • Foo, J., Chandra, J., Fung, A. (2018). Rising trends of endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis in Australia: comment. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 46(5), 575-576. [More Information]
  • Galvin, J., Berdoukas, P., Fung, A. (2018). Two cases of very late-onset capsular bag distension syndrome. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, 10, 268-270. [More Information]
  • Galvin, J., Tran, T., Rososinski, A., Fung, A. (2016). Artefactual colour with confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy may lead to misdiagnosis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 44(9), 855-856. [More Information]
  • Leahy, K., Karaconji, T., Thanni, V., Achan, A., Fung, A. (2016). Metastatic Small-Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Simulating Circumscribed Choroidal Hemangioma. Ocular Oncology and Pathology, 2, 13-15. [More Information]
  • Massera, R., Hamilton, A., Fung, A., Maloof, A. (2015). Globe rupture despite correctly worn American standard approved eye protective device. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 43(5), 487-488. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Yzer, S., Goldberg, N., Wang, H., Nissen, M., Giovannini, A., Merriam, J., Bukanova, E., Cai, C., Yannuzzi, L., et al (2015). New Best1 Mutations in Autosomal Recessive Bestrophinopathy. Retina, 35(4), 773-782. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Yzer, S., Allikmets, R. (2015). Reply. Retina, 35(9), e58-e58. [More Information]
  • Essex, R., Kingston, Z., Moreno-Betancur, M., Shadbolt, B., Hunyor, A., Campbell, W., Connell, P., McAllister, I., Fung, A., et al (2015). The Effect of Postoperative Face-Down Positioning and of Long- versus Short-Acting Gas in Macular Hole Surgery. Ophthalmology, 123(5), 1129-1136. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Yzer, S., Allikmets, R. (2013). Clinical and genetic misdiagnosis of autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy. JAMA Ophthalmology, 131(12), 1651-1651. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Samriti, P., Nicolas, Y., Christos, P., Cooney, M., Slakter,, J., Klancnik, J., Freund, K., Cunningham, E., Yannuzzi, L. (2013). Multifocal Choroiditis without Panuveitis. Retina, 34(1), 98-107. [More Information]
  • Mrejen, S., Fung, A., Silverman, R., Kendall, C., Freund, K. (2013). Potential Pitfalls in Measuring the Thickness of Small Choroidal Melanocytic Tumors With Ultrasonography. Retina, 33(7), 1293-1299. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Hunyor, A. (2013). To bleed or clot? Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 41(4), 315-317. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Starte, J., Kerdraon, Y. (2012). Ketamine-Associated Corneal Edema. Cornea, 31(5), 572-574. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Hudson, B., Billson, F. (2011). Chloramphenicol - not so innocuous: a case of optic neuritis. BMJ Case Reports, 1, 0-0. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Hudson, B., Billson, F. (2011). Chloramphenicol - Not so innocuous: A case of optic neuritis. BMJ Case Reports, online. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Hudson, B., Billson, F. (2011). Chloramphenicol – not so innocuous: a case of optic neuritis. BMJ Case Reports, 2011, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Azar, D., Fraser-Bell, S., McCluskey, P., Grigg, J. (2011). Ockham's razor revisited: decreased visual acuity secondary to keratoconus in a patient with intracranial hypertension. BMJ Case Reports, 2011, bcr0520103030-bcr0520103030. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Azar, D., Fraser-Bell, S., McCluskey, P., Grigg, J. (2011). Ockham's razor revisited: Decreased visual acuity secondary to keratoconus in a patient with intracranial hypertension. BMJ Case Reports, 2011 (17 February 2011). [More Information]
  • Grigg, J., Jang, J., Fung, A., Hunyor, A., Wilson, T. (2011). Trypan Blue to Assess Baerveldt Tube Patency After Repair of Its Obstruction. Journal of Glaucoma, 20(9), 571-572. [More Information]
  • Loon, S., Liew, G., Fung, A., Reid, S., Craig, J. (2008). Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing timolol with brimonidine in the treatment of glaucoma. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 36(3), 281-289. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Fraser-Bell, S., Ojaimi, E., Sutton, G. (2007). In vivo confocal microscopy and polarizing microscopy of the cornea in a patient with nephropathic cystinosis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 35, 292-293. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Reid, S., Jones, M., Craig, J., Healey, P., McCluskey, P. (2006). Meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials comparing latanoprost with brimonidine in the treatment of open angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension or normal tension glaucoma. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 91(1), 62-68. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Rimmer, J. (2005). Hypophosphataemia secondary to oral refeeding syndrome in a patient with long-term alcohol misuse. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(6), 324-326.

Conferences

  • Barriga-Rivera, A., Eiber, C., Dodds, C., Fung, A., Tatarinoff, V., Lovell, N., Suaning, G. (2015). Electrically evoked potentials in an ovine model for the evaluation of visual prosthesis efficacy. 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2015), Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]

2019

  • Nguyen, C., Gillies, M., Nguyen, V., Daien, V., Cohn, A., Banerjee, G., Arnold, J., Fung, A., et al (2019). Characterization of Poor Visual Outcomes of Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration Treated with AntieVascular Endothelial Growth Factor Agents. Ophthalmology, 126(5), 735-742. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Pellegrini, M., Carol L., S. (2019). Congenital Hypertrophy of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium. Ophthalmology, 121, 251-256. [More Information]
  • Iglicki, M., Busch, C., Zur, D., Okada, M., Mariussi, M., Chhablani, J., Cebeci, Z., Fraser-Bell, S., Chaikitmongkol, V., Couturier, A., Fung, A., et al (2019). DEXAMETHASONE IMPLANT FOR DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA IN NAIVE COMPARED WITH REFRACTORY EYES: The International Retina Group Real-Life 24-Month Multicenter Study. The IRGREL-DEX Study. Retina, 39(1), 44-51. [More Information]
  • Invernizzi, A., Nguyen, V., Teo, K., Barthelmes, D., Fung, A., Vincent, A., Gillies, M. (2019). Five-Year Real-World Outcomes of Occult and Classic Choroidal Neovascularization: Data From the Fight Retinal Blindness! Project. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 204, 105-112. [More Information]
  • Rososinski, A., Tran, T., Galvin, J., Patel, C., Fung, A. (2019). New Findings From Multimodal Fundus Imaging Over 3 Years Of A Patient With Microcephaly, Chorioretinopathy, And Kif11 Mutation. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, 13(1), 79-83. [More Information]
  • Gupta, R., Fung, A., Lupidi, M., Pappuru, R., Nayak, S., Kumar Sahoo, N., Kaliki, S., Yannuzzi, L., Reid, K., et al (2019). Peripapillary Versus Macular Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium: Imaging Characteristics. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 200, 263-269. [More Information]
  • Hui, M., Merani, R., Bonar, S., Hong, A., Fung, A. (2019). Presumed choroidal metastasis from soft tissue myoepithelial carcinoma. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, 14, 55-57. [More Information]
  • Busch, C., Fraser-Bell, S., Zur, D., Rodriguez-Valdes, P., Cebeci, Z., Lupidi, M., Fung, A., Gabrielle, P., Giancipoli, E., Chaikitmongkol, V., et al (2019). Real-world outcomes of observation and treatment in diabetic macular edema with very good visual acuity: the OBTAIN study. Acta Diabetologica, 56(7), 777-784. [More Information]
  • Galvin, J., Chua, B., Fung, A. (2019). Successful Closure Of Full-Thickness Macular Holes Secondary To Macular Vitelliform Lesions. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, 13(3), 199-201. [More Information]
  • Essex, R., Hunyor, A., Moreno-Betancur, M., Yek, J., Zabrina S, K., William G., C., O'Connell, P., Fung, A., et al (2019). The Visual Outcomes of Macular Hole Surgery: A Registry-Based Study by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists. Ophthalmology, 2(11), 1143-1151. [More Information]

2018

  • Kam, A., Michelle, H., Cherepanoff, S., Fung, A. (2018). Rapid "epiretinal membrane" development following intravitreal bevacizumab for Coats' disease. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, 11, 75-77. [More Information]
  • Foo, J., Chandra, J., Fung, A. (2018). Rising trends of endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis in Australia: comment. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 46(5), 575-576. [More Information]
  • Galvin, J., Berdoukas, P., Fung, A. (2018). Two cases of very late-onset capsular bag distension syndrome. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, 10, 268-270. [More Information]

2016

  • Galvin, J., Tran, T., Rososinski, A., Fung, A. (2016). Artefactual colour with confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy may lead to misdiagnosis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 44(9), 855-856. [More Information]
  • Leahy, K., Karaconji, T., Thanni, V., Achan, A., Fung, A. (2016). Metastatic Small-Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Simulating Circumscribed Choroidal Hemangioma. Ocular Oncology and Pathology, 2, 13-15. [More Information]

2015

  • Barriga-Rivera, A., Eiber, C., Dodds, C., Fung, A., Tatarinoff, V., Lovell, N., Suaning, G. (2015). Electrically evoked potentials in an ovine model for the evaluation of visual prosthesis efficacy. 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2015), Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]
  • Massera, R., Hamilton, A., Fung, A., Maloof, A. (2015). Globe rupture despite correctly worn American standard approved eye protective device. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 43(5), 487-488. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Yzer, S., Goldberg, N., Wang, H., Nissen, M., Giovannini, A., Merriam, J., Bukanova, E., Cai, C., Yannuzzi, L., et al (2015). New Best1 Mutations in Autosomal Recessive Bestrophinopathy. Retina, 35(4), 773-782. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Yzer, S., Allikmets, R. (2015). Reply. Retina, 35(9), e58-e58. [More Information]
  • Essex, R., Kingston, Z., Moreno-Betancur, M., Shadbolt, B., Hunyor, A., Campbell, W., Connell, P., McAllister, I., Fung, A., et al (2015). The Effect of Postoperative Face-Down Positioning and of Long- versus Short-Acting Gas in Macular Hole Surgery. Ophthalmology, 123(5), 1129-1136. [More Information]

2013

  • Fung, A., Yzer, S., Allikmets, R. (2013). Clinical and genetic misdiagnosis of autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy. JAMA Ophthalmology, 131(12), 1651-1651. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Samriti, P., Nicolas, Y., Christos, P., Cooney, M., Slakter,, J., Klancnik, J., Freund, K., Cunningham, E., Yannuzzi, L. (2013). Multifocal Choroiditis without Panuveitis. Retina, 34(1), 98-107. [More Information]
  • Mrejen, S., Fung, A., Silverman, R., Kendall, C., Freund, K. (2013). Potential Pitfalls in Measuring the Thickness of Small Choroidal Melanocytic Tumors With Ultrasonography. Retina, 33(7), 1293-1299. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Hunyor, A. (2013). To bleed or clot? Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 41(4), 315-317. [More Information]

2012

  • Fung, A., Starte, J., Kerdraon, Y. (2012). Ketamine-Associated Corneal Edema. Cornea, 31(5), 572-574. [More Information]

2011

  • Fung, A., Hudson, B., Billson, F. (2011). Chloramphenicol - not so innocuous: a case of optic neuritis. BMJ Case Reports, 1, 0-0. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Hudson, B., Billson, F. (2011). Chloramphenicol - Not so innocuous: A case of optic neuritis. BMJ Case Reports, online. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Hudson, B., Billson, F. (2011). Chloramphenicol – not so innocuous: a case of optic neuritis. BMJ Case Reports, 2011, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Azar, D., Fraser-Bell, S., McCluskey, P., Grigg, J. (2011). Ockham's razor revisited: decreased visual acuity secondary to keratoconus in a patient with intracranial hypertension. BMJ Case Reports, 2011, bcr0520103030-bcr0520103030. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Azar, D., Fraser-Bell, S., McCluskey, P., Grigg, J. (2011). Ockham's razor revisited: Decreased visual acuity secondary to keratoconus in a patient with intracranial hypertension. BMJ Case Reports, 2011 (17 February 2011). [More Information]
  • Grigg, J., Jang, J., Fung, A., Hunyor, A., Wilson, T. (2011). Trypan Blue to Assess Baerveldt Tube Patency After Repair of Its Obstruction. Journal of Glaucoma, 20(9), 571-572. [More Information]

2008

  • Loon, S., Liew, G., Fung, A., Reid, S., Craig, J. (2008). Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing timolol with brimonidine in the treatment of glaucoma. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 36(3), 281-289. [More Information]

2007

  • Fung, A., Fraser-Bell, S., Ojaimi, E., Sutton, G. (2007). In vivo confocal microscopy and polarizing microscopy of the cornea in a patient with nephropathic cystinosis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 35, 292-293. [More Information]

2006

  • Fung, A., Reid, S., Jones, M., Craig, J., Healey, P., McCluskey, P. (2006). Meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials comparing latanoprost with brimonidine in the treatment of open angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension or normal tension glaucoma. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 91(1), 62-68. [More Information]

2005

  • Fung, A., Rimmer, J. (2005). Hypophosphataemia secondary to oral refeeding syndrome in a patient with long-term alcohol misuse. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(6), 324-326.

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