Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada,
or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME)
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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 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.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Inattention to Nonsuperimposable Midline Symmetry
Causes Wavefront Analysis Error Article
Educational Objective: To recognize the importance
of enantiomorphism in the assessment of wavefront analysis error.
Factors Predictive of Recurrence of Retinal Tumors,
Vitreous Seeds, and Subretinal Seeds Following Chemoreduction for Retinoblastoma Article
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
patients with subretinal seeds at presentation carry a high risk of recurrent
disease following chemoreduction therapy.
Immunophenotypic Differences Between Uveal and Cutaneous
Educational Objective: To recognize that cutaneous
melanoma, in contrast to uveal melanoma, expresses S100 and can be subdivided
into spindle and epithelioid cell type based on immunophenotype.
Glaucoma in Zulus: A Population-Based Cross-sectional
Survey in a Rural District in South Africa Article
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
both primary and secondary glaucoma represent a significant public health
problem in rural Zululand.
Quality of Life With Visual Acuity Loss From Diabetic
Retinopathy and Age-related Macular Degeneration Article
Educational Objective: To recognize that diabetic
retinopathy causes reduction in quality of life similar to that of age-related
Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(4):527–528. doi:10.1001/archopht.120.4.527
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