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or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME)
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You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
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 ophthalmology 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.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Risk Factors for Age-Related Maculopathy: The Visual
Impairment Project Article
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
smoking was the only modifiable risk factor among many environmental and systemic
factors that were assessed for age-related maculopathy.
Light Exposure and the Risk of Age-Related Macular
Degeneration: The Pathologies Oculaires Liées à l'Age (POLA)
Educational Objective: To learn that exposure
to sunlight seems to have no deleterious effect in age-related macular degeneration.
One-Year Follow-up of Blood-Retinal Barrier and Retinal
Thickness Alterations in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Mild Nonproliferative
Educational Objective: To learn that alteration
of the blood-retinal barrier as documented by the retinal thickness analyzer
is the dominant alteration in the retina.
Initial Stages of Posterior Vitreous Detachment in
Healthy Eyes of Older Persons Evaluated by Optical Coherence Tomography Article
Educational Objective: To understand the natural
process of posterior vitreous detachment as documented by optical coherence
Symptoms Predictive for the Later Development of Retinal
Educational Objective: To learn that symptoms
of light flashes in combination with clouds of small dots or new-onset floaters
seem to increase the risk of subsequent retinal tear development.
Topical Treatment of Acute Adenoviral Keratoconjunctivitis
With 0.2% Cidofovir and 1% Cyclosporine: A Controlled Clinical Pilot Study Article
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
topical treatment with cidofovir and/or cyclosporin A as employed in this
study did not accelerate the improvement of clinical symptoms of acute adenoviral
Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(10):1569-1570. doi:10.1001/archopht.119.10.1569