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Archives CME
April 2000

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations
 

WILLIAM F.MIELERMD

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(4):597. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.4.597
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; telephone: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; 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:

Fellow Eye Prognosis in Patients With Severe Visual Field Loss in 1 Eye From Chronic Open-Angle GlaucomaArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the association between the risk of visual field loss in fellow eyes and lowered ocular perfusion pressure.

Glaucoma Follow-up When Converting From Long to Short Perimetric Threshold TestArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that short perimetric threshold tests showed test-retest consistency in experienced glaucoma patients.

Effect of Perifoveal Tissue Dissection in the Management of Acute Idiopathic Full-Thickness Macular HolesArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that there was no apparent difference in the anatomic and visual success rates when employing perifoveal tissue dissection in the management of acute idiopathic macular holes.

Evaluation of Efficacy and Complications: Primary Pediatric Orbital Implants After EnucleationArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that hydroxyapatite implants are well tolerated in the pediatric population with minimal complications.

Mutation Analysis of 3 Genes in Patients With Leber Congenital AmaurosisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that only 16% of patients with Leber congenital amaurosis have detectable genetic mutations based on currently available screening techniques.

Malignant Melanoma of the Conjunctiva With Intraocular ExtensionArticle

Educational Objective: To review a case of intraocular extension of a conjunctival melanoma that occurred despite lamellar sclerokeratectomy surgery and radiotherapy.

Retinal Vasoproliferative Tumors: Surgical Management and Histological FindingsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that this type tumor histopathologically contains benign glial cell proliferation with secondary vasoproliferation.

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