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
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 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:
Increased Corneal Thickness in Patients With Ocular
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
in patients having a corneal thickness greater than 0.520 mm, the intraocular
pressure may be overestimated when using applanation tonometry.
Tear Tryptase in Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis Article
Educational Objective: To learn that levels
of tear tryptase significantly decrease following treatment of vernal keratoconjunctivitis
with disodium cromoglycate.
Safety of Indocyanine Green Angiography During Pregnancy:
A Survey of the Retina, Macula, and Vitreous Societies Article
Educational Objective: To learn that there
is hesitation to employ indocyanine green angiography during pregnancy despite
its use in measuring hepatic blood flow in pregnant women.
Pediatric Enucleation: Analysis of Volume Replacement Article
Educational Objective: To learn that in pediatric
patients, the implant size should be 2 mm less in diameter than the axial
length of the eye.
Aspirin Use and Risk of Cataract in Posttrial Follow-up
of Physicians' Health Study I Article
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
there seems to be a small increased risk of cataract in aspirin users.
Mutations in theCRB1Gene Cause Leber Congenital Amaurosis Article
Educational Objective: To learn that coding
sequence variations were observed in the CRB1 gene
in approximately one quarter of patients with Leber congenital amaurosis.