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
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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
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
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in this CME activity. However, the PRA is only available to physicians licensed
in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully
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One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our
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the Archives of Ophthalmology. To achieve this goal, we need your help.
You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
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.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Survey of Patients With Granular, Lattice, Avellino,
and Reis-Bücklers Corneal Dystrophies for Mutations in theBIGH3and Gelsolin Genes Article
Educational Objective: To learn that molecular
genetic analysis improves the accuracy of diagnosis in patients with corneal
Central Corneal Thickness of Caucasians and African
Americans in Glaucomatous and Nonglaucomatous Populations Article
Educational Objective: To learn that African
Americans have thin central corneas, which may lead to underestimation of
the actual intraocular pressure.
Treatment of Submacular Hemorrhage With Low-Dose Intravitreal
Tissue Plasminogen Activator Injection and Pneumatic Displacement Article
Educational Objective: To understand that low-dose
intravitreal tissue plasminogen activator and intraocular gas can displace
submacular hemorrhage, though there may be limited visual recovery.
Retinal Detachment Risk in Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
Related to the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Article
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
highly active antiretroviral therapy seems to significantly limit the rate
of retinal detachment formation in patients with acquired immunodeficiency
syndrome and cytomegalovirus retinitis.
Evaluation of Chemoprophylaxis in Patients With Unilateral
Retinoblastoma With High-Risk Features on Histopathologic Examination Article
Educational Objective: To understand that systemic
chemoprophylaxis is necessary when tumor invades the optic nerve to the point
of the surgical margin.
Acute Idiopathic Blind Spot Enlargement Syndrome:
A Review of 27 New Cases Article
Educational Objective: To understand that patients
with acute idiopathic blind spot enlargement syndrome, in contrast to those
with multiple evanescent white dot syndrome, generally experience permanent
visual field loss.
Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(1):149–150. doi:10-1001/pubs.Ophthalmol.-ISSN-0003-9950-119-1-ecz0101