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Archives CME
February 1999

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(2):294. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.2.294

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.

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:

Relationship Between Corneal Temperature and Finger TemperatureArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the relationship between corneal and finger temperature.

Plaque Radiotherapy of Uveal Melanoma With Predominant Ciliary Body InvolvementArticle

Educational Objective: To review outcomes and complications of plaque radiotherapy of ciliary body melanomas.

Plaque-Mounted Diode-Light Transillumination for Localization Around Intraocular TumorsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn of a new transillumination technique for localizing posterior melanomas.

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: Bilateral Multifocal Electroretinographic AbnormalitiesArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that there is a broad retinal dysfunction in patients with CSC.

Long-term Complications of Silicone and Hydrogel Explants in Retinal Reattachment SurgeryArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the causes of episcleral buckling material removal.

The Utility of Entoptic Perimetry as a Screening Test for Cytomegalovirus RetinitisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that entoptic perimetry is as sensitive as photography in determining the presence of CMV retinitis.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Exotropia With a High Accommodation Convergence–Accommodation RatioArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the management of exotropia in patients with a high AC/A ratio.

GLC1F, A New Primary Open-angle Glaucoma Locus, Maps to 7q35-q36Article

Educational Objective: To learn a new locus for open-angle glaucoma.

Clinical Course of Macular Holes: The Eye Disease Case-Control StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn of the natural history of macular holes in a multicenter study.