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Archives CME
May 2001

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations
 

WILLIAM F.MIELERMD

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(5):788-789. doi:10.1001/archopht.119.5.788
Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.

The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of Category 1 credit per Archives of Ophthalmology issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that were actually spent in the educational activity.

Physicians in Other Countries

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA is only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form

To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 4 weeks of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received. Questions about CME credit processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.

One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Ophthalmology. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

The objective of the Archives of Ophthalmology is education: To inform its readers of progress, problems, and pertinent research in the practice of ophthalmology through the publication of original contributions and observations. A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by the journal's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. The Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.

Readers of the Archives of Ophthalmology should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) learn the latest advances in the field of medical and surgical ophthalomology and apply this information to their current practices; (2) acquire new information in the laboratory sciences that is pertinent to the field of ophthalmology; and (3) learn diagnostic and management skills through case scenarios and discussion of current controversial issues.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Ophthalmology

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

Diabetes and Postoperative Endophthalmitis in the Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study Article

Educational Objective: To understand that patients with diabetes in the Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study fared slightly better with vitrectomy in contrast to those randomly assigned to vitreous tap.

Amniotic Membrane Inlay and Overlay Grafting for Corneal Epithelial Defects and Stromal Ulcers Article

Educational Objective: To acknowledge that amniotic membrane transplantation remains helpful in the management of patients with persistent corneal epithelial defects with or without stromal ulcers.

Assessment of Visual Function in Patients With Gyrate Atrophy Who Are Considered Candidates for Gene Replacement Article

Educational Objective: To learn that visual decline in patients with gyrate atrophy is frequently slow, thus it would require a long-term study to fully assess preservation of visual function via gene replacement therapy.

Assessment of Metastatic Disease Status at Death in 435 Patients With Large Choroidal Melanoma in the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS): COMS Report No. 15 Article

Educational Objective: To acknowledge that metastatic melanoma was histologically confirmed in almost two thirds of patients at the time of death.

High Injection Pressure During Intralesional Injection of Corticosteroids Into Capillary Hemangiomas Article

Educational Objective: To learn that intralesional injection of corticosteroid often leads to a transient pressure level higher than the systolic blood pressure.

Comparison of Materials Used in Frontalis Suspension Article

Educational Objective: To learn that autogenous fascia lata may be the material of choice for frontalis suspension surgery.

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