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Archives CME
September 2000

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations
 

F. MIELERWILLIAMMD

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(9):1310-1311. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.9.1310
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:

An Epidemic of Corneal Destruction Caused by Plasma Gas SterilizationArticle

Educational objective: To learn that a new technique of plasma gas sterilization led to a localized outbreak of toxic corneal endothelial cell destruction.

Is Keratoconus a True Ectasia? An Evaluation of Corneal Surface AreaArticle

Educational objective: To learn that through the use of videokeratographic testing, keratoconus appears to represent a form of corneal warpage rather than true ectasia.

Risk Factors for Advancement of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in Patients With AIDSArticle

Educational objective: To understand that certain lesion characteristics can be used to predict advancement of preexisting disease in patients prior to the advent of antiretroviral agents.

Scanning Laser Entoptic Perimetry for the Screening of Macular and Peripheral Retinal DiseaseArticle

Educational objective: To learn that scanning laser entopic perimetry as compared with fundus photographs appears sensitive as a screening tool for retinal disease within the central 120° of vision.

Multifocal Electroretinogram Abnormalities Persist Following Resolution of Central Serous ChorioretinopathyArticle

Educational objective: To learn that multifocal electroretinogram (MERG) amplitudes remain subnormal bilaterally even after resolution of central serous chorioretinopathy.

Plaque Radiotherapy for Uveal Melanoma: Long-term Visual Outcome in 1106 Consecutive PatientsArticle

Educational objective: To learn that poor visual outcomes were associated with increased tumor thickness, restricted initial visual acuity, and the use of notched plaques.

Short-Wavelength Automated Perimetry and Standard Perimetry in the Detection of Progressive Optic Disc CuppingArticle

Educational objective: To learn that short-wavelength automated perimetry more readily identified progression of glaucomatous damage than standard perimetry in eyes with advancing glaucoma as documented by stereo optic disc photographs.

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