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Archives CME
July 2001

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations
 

WILLIAM F.MIELERMD

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(7):1092-1093. doi:10.1001/archopht.119.7.1092
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:

The COMS Randomized Trial of Iodine 125 Brachytherapy for Choroidal Melanoma, II: Characteristics of Patients Enrolled and Not Enrolled: COMS Report No. 17 Article

Educational Objective: To point out the external validity and applicability of the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS) results to all patients who meet eligibility criteria for the study.

The COMS Randomized Trial of Iodine 125 Brachytherapy for Choroidal Melanoma, III: Initial Mortality Findings: COMS Report No. 18 Article

Educational Objective: To demonstrate that mortality rates did not differ between patients receiving iodine 125 brachytherapy vs those undergoing enucleation surgery in the treatment of choroidal melanoma.

Discriminating Between Normal and Glaucomatous Eyes Using the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph, GDx Nerve Fiber Analyzer, and Optical Coherence Tomograph Article

Educational Objective: To acknowledge that the Optical Coherence Tomograph and the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph yielded higher sensitivity measurements than those of the GDx Nerve Fiber Analyzer.

Comparison of the Ocular Hypotensive Lipid AGN 192024 With Timolol: Dosing, Efficacy, and Safety Evaluation of a Novel Compound for Glaucoma Management Article

Educational Objective: To demonstrate the apparent safety, tolerability, and superior hypotensive efficacy of AGN 192024 compared with timolol.

Risk Factors for Late-Onset Infection Following Glaucoma Filtration Surgery Article

Educational Objective: To show that the use of mitomycin C and episodic or continuous antibiotic usage are associated with an increased risk of late infection.

Long-term Nutrient Intake and Early Age-Related Nuclear Lens Opacities Article

Educational Objective: To reveal that a higher intake of vitamin C seems to lessen the development of nuclear lens opacities.

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