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June 1999

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(6):852. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.6.852

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.

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 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:

Assessment of Meibomian Gland Function in Dry Eye Using MeibometryArticle

Educational Objective: To review patterns of meibomian gland dysfunction associated with dry eye syndrome.

Quantification of Aqueous Flare After Phacoemulsification With Intraocular Lens Implantation in Eyes With Pseudoexfoliation SyndromeArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that there is significant breakdown of the blood aqueous barrier in eyes with pseudoexfoliation syndrome as measured by the laser flare-cell meter.

Adenoma of the Iris Pigment Epithelium: A Report of 20 Cases: The 1998 Pan-American LectureArticle

Educational Objective: To review the clinical features of this lesion along with differentiating features from other iris lesions.

Macular Hole Formation: New Data Provided by Optical Coherence TomographyArticle

Educational Objective: To review a proposed sequence of events from vitreofoveal traction to macular hole formation through optical coherence tomographic imaging.

Pattern of Early Visual Field Loss in HIV-Infected PatientsArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize the trend between severity of visual field loss and survival.

Use of the Polymerase Chain Reaction to Detect B- and T-Cell Gene Rearrangements in Vitreous Specimens From Patients With Intraocular LymphomaArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize that polymerase chain techniques are beneficial in the assessment of lymphoma from fresh vitreous specimens.