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.
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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 ophthalomology 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:
Combined Nevi of the ConjunctivaArticle
Educational Objective: To learn of the clinical and histologic features of this relatively uncommon conjunctival lesion.
Indeterminate Melanocytic Proliferations of the ConjunctivaArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that the classification of certain conjunctival melanocytic lesions is often difficult and not reproducible.
Methodological Variations in Estimating Apparent Progressive Visual Field Loss in Clinical Trials of Glaucoma TreatmentArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that the methods of measurement of visual field loss led to variable results among 3 national clinical glaucoma trials.
Goniosurgery for Prevention of Aniridic GlaucomaArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that goniosurgery appears effective in the prevention of aniridic glaucoma.
Risk Factors for Early Filtration Failure Requiring Suture Release After Primary Glaucoma Triple Procedure With Adjunctive MitomycinArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that ethnicity, number of preoperative medications, and postoperative intraocular pressure above target level were identified as risk factors requiring suture release.
Photodynamic Therapy With Verteporfin for Choroidal Neovascularization Caused by Age-related Macular Degeneration: Results of a Single Treatment in a Phase 1 and 2 StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that a single treatment led to short-term cessation of fluorescein leakage without loss of vision in this multicenter study.
Photodynamic Therapy With Verteporfin for Choroidal Neovascularization Caused by Age-related Macular Degeneration: Results of Retreatments in a Phase 1 and 2 StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that multiple applications of verteporfin achieved cessation of fluorescein leakage without loss of vision in this multicenter study.
Vertical Fusional Vergence: The Key to Dissociated Vertical DeviationArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that dissociated vertical deviation may be an exaggeration of a normally occurring eye movement pattern.
Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(9):1270-1271. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.9.1270