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
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
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.
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.
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 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
Ocular Malingering: A Surprising Visual Acuity Test Article
Educational Objective: To learn of a new Landolt
C visual acuity test for detecting ocular malingering.
Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(6):876-877. doi:10.1001/archopht.120.6.876