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May 1999

Archives of OphthalmologyReader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(5):707-708. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.5.707

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 Ophthalmologyissue 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.

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 Ophthalmologyis 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 OphthalmologyReader'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 Ophthalmologyshould 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:

The Ocular Hypertension Treatment StudyArticle

Educational Objective:To review the study design and learn of the questions to be addressed in the multicentered OHS.

Comparison of the Early Effects of Brimonidine and Apraclonidine as Topical Ocular Hypotensive AgentsArticle

Educational Objective:To review the effect of both agents on the aqueous system in patients on timolol therapy.

Adenoma of the Ciliary Body Pigment EpitheliumArticle

Educational Objective:To review the clinical features of this lesion along with the differentiating features from ciliary body melanoma.

Neoplasms of the Retinal Pigment EpitheliumArticle

Educational Objective:To review the clinical features of these lesions along with the differentiating features from uveal melanoma.

Radiation Retinopathy Following Plaque Radiotherapy for Posterior Uveal MelanomaArticle

Educational Objective:To assess risk factors for development of radiation retinopathy following brachytherapy of posterior uveal melanoma.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome–Related Intraocular B-Cell LymphomaArticle

Educational Objective:To review the spectrum of ocular manifestations of lymphoma in AIDS.

VHLGene Deletion and Enhanced VEGFGene Expression Detected in the Stromal Cells of Retinal Angioma Article

Educational Objective:To recognize that vascular endothelial growth factor from stromal cells may be responsible for the development of retinal angiomas.

Mapping Retinal Fluorescein Leakage With Confocal Scanning Laser Fluorometry of the Human VitreousArticle

Educational Objective:To review a method of mapping retinal fluorescein leakage while simultaneously imaging the retina.

Does Overcorrecting Minus Lens Therapy for Intermittent Exotropia Cause Myopia?Article

Educational Objective:To learn that overcorrecting minus lens therapy does not appear to cause myopia.

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Myopia in Victoria, AustraliaArticle

Educational Objective:To learn of the factors associated with myopia in Victoria, Australia.

Correlation Between Age-related Macular Degeneration and Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome in the Population of Crete (Greece)Article

Educational Objective:To assess the relationship of each disease with age and altitude.