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Archives CME
July 2000

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations
 

WILLIAM F.MIELERMD

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(7):1011-1012. doi:10-1001/pubs.Ophthalmol.-ISSN-0003-9950-118-7-ecz0700
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. 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.

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:

Topical Mitomycin Chemotherapy for Conjunctival Malignant Melanoma and Primary Acquired Melanosis With Atypia: Clinical Experience With Histopathologic ObservationsArticle

Educational objective: To learn that topical mitomycin C may be employed as an alternative treatment of conjunctival melanoma and PAM with atypia, though late recurrences need to be watched for.

Bilateral Anterior Lenticonus: Scheimpflug Imaging System Documentation and Ultrastructural Confirmation of Alport Syndrome in the Lens CapsuleArticle

Educational objective: To understand that ultrastructural assessment of the lens capsule may provide another means of documenting the diagnosis of Alport syndrome.

Accuracy and Implications of a Reported Family History of Glaucoma:Experience From the Glaucoma Inheritance Study in TasmaniaArticle

Educational objective: To learn that there are significant undiagnosed cases of glaucoma even in families with histories positive for glaucoma.

Combined Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Sutured Posterior Chamber ImplantArticle

Educational objective: To understand that combining a vitrectomy with suturing of a posterior chamber intraocular lens seems to offer long-term stability with an acceptably low complication rate.

Retinopathy Progression and Visual Outcomes After Phacoemulsification in Patients With Diabetes MellitusArticle

Educational objective: To learn that surgeon inexperience seems to be associated with an increased rate of retinopathy progression.

Uveal Melanoma in Young PatientsArticle

Educational objective: To understand that melanoma is very rare in patients younger than 20 years, though when present may be associated with oculodermal melanocytosis.

Endophthalmitis After Pediatric Strabismus SurgeryArticle

Educational objective: To learn that this rare complication of strabismus surgery leads to a very guarded visual outcome in children.

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