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Archives CME
September 2001

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(9):1399-1400. doi:10.1001/archopht.119.9.1399

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:

Penetration of Ofloxacin and Ciprofloxacin Into the Aqueous Humor of Eyes With Functioning Filtering Blebs: A Randomized Trial Article

Educational Objective: To acknowledge that ofloxacin penetrates better than ciprofloxacin into the aqueous of eyes with filtering blebs, particularly after topical/oral administration.

Body Mass Index and the Incidence of Visually Significant Age-Related Maculopathy in Men Article

Educational Objective: To learn that obesity seems to be a risk factor for visually significant dry atrophic age-related macular degeneration.

Chemoreduction for Retinoblastoma May Prevent Intracranial Neuroblastic Malignancy (Trilateral Retinoblastoma) Article

Educational Objective: To learn that chemoreduction seems to provide protection against the development of intracranial neuroblastic tumor.

Three-Dimensional Ultrasound for the Measurement of Choroidal Melanomas Article

Educational Objective: To acknowledge that 3-dimensional ultrasound measurements of choroidal melanoma seem to be accurate and reproducible.

Optical Coherence Tomography Demonstrates Subretinal Macular Edema From Papilledema Article

Educational Objective: To learn that optical coherence tomography can be used to accurately follow the course of subretinal fluid associated with papilledema.

Retinal Pigment Epithelial Dysfunction in Patients With Pigment Dispersion Syndrome: Implications for the Theory of Pathogenesis Article

Educational Objective: To acknowledge that the integrity of the retinal pigment epithelial/photoreceptor complex is affected in pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma as documented by electro-oculography.

Optic Perineuritis: Clinical and Radiographic Features Article

Educational Objective: To recognize that patients with optic perineuritis are older and more likely to show sparing of the central vision compared with patients with optic neuritis.