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 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:
Enzymatic Sclerostomy: Pilot Human Study Article
Educational Objective: To recognize that a
collagenase-filled polymethylmethacrylate enzyme applicator affixed to the
limbus resulted in lowered intraocular pressure in a series of blind symptomatic
glaucomatous eye therapy.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, Bcl-2, p53
Protein, and Ki-67 Analysis in Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia Article
Educational Objective: To recognize that p53
expression is common in patients with ocular surface squamous neoplasia, many
of whom are young and infected with human immunodeficiency virus in South
Clinical Variations in Assessment of Bull's-eye Maculopathy Article
Educational Objective: To recognize that the
clinical appearance of the bull's-eye lesion does not correlate with the degree
of retinal dysfunction.
Symmetry of Bilateral Lesions in Geographic Atrophy
in Patients With Age-Related Macular Degeneration Article
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
the intraindividual symmetry of geographic atrophy most likely reflects individual
determinants in the pathogenesis and manifestation of the disease process.
Limited Macular Translocation for Atrophic Maculopathy Article
Educational Objective: To acknowledge that
in select situations, macular translocation surgery may offer visual benefit
for patients with atrophic age-related macular degeneration.
Association Between Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Nonarteritic
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Article
Educational Objective: To recognize that sleep
apnea syndrome may play a role in the pathogenesis of nonarteritic ischemic