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Archives CME
March 1999

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(3):426. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.3.426
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 on the next page, 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 on the next page. 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.

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:

Deposits and Proteoglycan Changes in Primary and Recurrent Granular Dystrophy of the CorneaArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the origin and distribution of granular deposits in lamellar keratoplasty specimens.

Iridolenticular Contact Decreases Following Laser Iridotomy for Pigment Dispersion SyndromeArticle

Educational Objective: To learn of alterations in anterior segment anatomy following laser iridotomy.

Tonic Ocular Tilt Reaction Simulating a Superior Oblique Palsy: Diagnostic Confusion With the 3-Step TestArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that ocular torsion testing may be necessary to distinguish tonic ocular tilt reaction from a superior oblique palsy.

Baseball Hardness as a Risk Factor for Eye InjuriesArticle

Educational Objective: To review the potential of ocular injury with baseballs of varying hardness.

Pharmacological Validation of a Feline Model of Steroid-Induced Ocular HypertensionArticle

Educational Objective: To assess the pharmacological validation of a corticosteroid response in a feline model.

Clinical Characteristics of Ocular Angiomatosis in von Hippel-Lindau Disease and Correlation With Germline MutationArticle

Educational Objective: To review the phenotype-genotype relationship with disease severity.

Racial Difference in the Incidence of Retinal Detachment in SingaporeArticle

Educational Objective: To study the differences in the incidence of retinal detachment in a multiracial population base.

Pseudocapsulorrhexis in a Patient With ICE SyndromeArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize that ectopic Descemet membrane may be confused with the anterior lens capsule.

Photoreceptor Rosettes in Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa With Reduced PenetranceArticle

Educational Objective: To review the histopathological findings in an eye with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa.

Idiopathic Juxtafoveolar Retinal Telangiectasis and Pigment Epithelial Hyperplasia: An Optic Coherence Tomographic StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To review the OCT findings in a patient with juxtafoveolar retinal telangiectasis.

Diffuse and Circumscribed Choroidal Hemangiomas in Patients With Sturge-Weber SyndromeArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that both forms of choroidal hemangioma may occur simultaneously in a patient with Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

Surgically Induced Detachment of the Anterior Hyaloid Membrane From the Posterior Lens CapsuleArticle

Educational Objective: To learn of a technique to separate the anterior vitreous from the surface of the lens capsule.