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or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME)
articles in this issue of Archives of Ophthalmology,
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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:
Diabetes and Postoperative Endophthalmitis in the
Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study Article
Educational Objective: To understand that patients
with diabetes in the Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study fared slightly better
with vitrectomy in contrast to those randomly assigned to vitreous tap.
Amniotic Membrane Inlay and Overlay Grafting for Corneal
Epithelial Defects and Stromal Ulcers Article
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
amniotic membrane transplantation remains helpful in the management of patients
with persistent corneal epithelial defects with or without stromal ulcers.
Assessment of Visual Function in Patients With Gyrate
Atrophy Who Are Considered Candidates for Gene Replacement Article
Educational Objective: To learn that visual
decline in patients with gyrate atrophy is frequently slow, thus it would
require a long-term study to fully assess preservation of visual function
via gene replacement therapy.
Assessment of Metastatic Disease Status at Death in
435 Patients With Large Choroidal Melanoma in the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma
Study (COMS): COMS Report No. 15 Article
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
metastatic melanoma was histologically confirmed in almost two thirds of patients
at the time of death.
High Injection Pressure During Intralesional Injection
of Corticosteroids Into Capillary Hemangiomas Article
Educational Objective: To learn that intralesional
injection of corticosteroid often leads to a transient pressure level higher
than the systolic blood pressure.
Comparison of Materials Used in Frontalis Suspension Article
Educational Objective: To learn that autogenous
fascia lata may be the material of choice for frontalis suspension surgery.
Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(5):788–789. doi:10.1001/archopht.119.5.788