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Archives CME
June 2002

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(6):876-877. doi:10.1001/archopht.120.6.876
CME Hiatus

CME from JAMA/Archives Journals will be temporarily suspended. Beginning in early 2003, we will offer a new online CME program. We apologize for the interruption in CME and hope that you will enjoy the improved online features that will be available in early 2003.

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 by July 15 in order to be processed. 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 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.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Ophthalmology

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

The Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study: A Randomized Trial Determines That Topical Ocular Hypotensive Medication Delays or Prevents the Onset of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Article

Educational Objective: To learn that topical ocular hypotensive medications were effective in delaying or preventing the onset of primary open-angle glaucoma in patients with ocular hypertension.

The Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study: Baseline Factors That Predict the Onset of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Article

Educational Objective: To understand that thinner central corneal thickness was found to be associated with a greater risk of developing primary open-angle glaucoma.

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy for Anterior BasementMembrane Dystrophy After Laser In Situ Keratomileusis Article

Educational Objective: To acknowledge that phototherapeutic keratectomy for anterior basement membrane dystrophy after laser in situ keratomileusis appears safe and effective.

Decreased Visual Acuity Associated With Cystoid Macular Edema in Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration Article

Educational Objective: To learn that cystoid macular edema is common, especially in patients with the classic form of neovascularization as confirmed by optical coherence tomography.

(Neonatal) Retinoblastoma in the First Month of Life Article

Educational Objective: To acknowledge that positive family history is the most common presenting sign in children diagnosed with retinoblastoma during the first month of life.

Three-dimensional High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Ocular and Orbital Malignancies Article

Educational Objective: To recognize that the 3-dimensional fast spin-echo T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging technique offers superior resolution of intraocular tumors and the optic nerve sheath complex.

Ocular Malingering: A Surprising Visual Acuity Test Article

Educational Objective: To learn of a new Landolt C visual acuity test for detecting ocular malingering.