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Archives CME
December 1999

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(12):1673-1674. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.12.1673
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 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. Questions about CME processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; fax: 312 269-1636.

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 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.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Ophthalmology

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

p53 Expression and Relation to Human Papillomavirus Infection in Pingueculae, Pterygia, and Limbal TumorsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that human papillomavirus–DNA is not required as a cofactor in the development of pterygia and limbal tumors.

Results After Lens Extraction in Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy: Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Report Number 25Article

Educational Objective: To learn that in this multicenter study that the visual outcome following cataract surgery was better than previously published reports.

Ulnar Neuropathy as a Complication of Macular Hole SurgeryArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that postoperative face-down positioning with flexed elbows may lead to ulnar neuropathy.

Validity of the Visual Function Index (VF-14) in Patients With Retinal DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that the VF-14 study questionnaire provides a valid assessment of functional impairment in patients with retinal disease.

Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction and Orbital Cellulitis Associated With Chronic Intranasal Cocaine AbuseArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that chronic intranasal cocaine abuse may lead to bony destruction of the orbital walls with associated orbital cellulitis.

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