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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:
The Role of Apoptosis in the Pathogenesis of Fuchs
Endothelial Dystrophy of the Cornea Article
Educational Objective: To learn that excessive
apoptosis may play a role in the pathogenesis of Fuchs dystrophy.
Intraocular Surgery After Treatment of Retinoblastoma Article
Educational Objective: To understand that cataract
surgery can be safely performed in most patients who have previously been
treated for retinoblastoma, though caution is required when there is a need
for vitrectomy surgery.
Cycloplegic Refractions in Healthy Children Aged 1
Through 48 Months Article
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
hyperopia and variability of spherical equivalent significantly decline with
age in normal children.
Aggregation of Refractive Error and 5-Year Changes
in Refractive Error Among Families in the Beaver Dam Eye Study Article
Educational Objective: To learn of the supportive
evidence of genetics on refractive error, though not on changes in refraction
that occur over time.
Hormone Replacement Therapy and Lens Opacities: The
Salisbury Eye Evaluation Project Article
Educational Objective: To learn of a possible
protective association between the use of hormone replacement therapy and
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