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Archives CME
July 1999

Archives of OphthalmologyReader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(7):993-994. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.7.993
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 on the next page, 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

To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form on the next page. 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:

Corneal Thickness Measurements With the Topcon SP-2000P Specular Microscope and an Ultrasound PachymeterArticle

Educational Objective:To understand the accuracy and reproducibility of measurements between the Topcon specular microscope and ultrasound pachymetry.

Surface Cytologic Features on Intraocular Lenses: Can Increased Biocompatibility Have Disadvantages?Article

Educational Objective:To learn that hydrogel lenses are biocompatible though they may incite growth of lens epithelial cells that may be disadvantageous.

Optic Nerve Hypoplasia With Isolated Tortuosity of the Retinal Veins: A Marker of EndocrinopathyArticle

Educational Objective:To understand that children with optic nerve hypoplasia and isolated retinal vein tortuosity warrant an evaluation of endocrine function.

Thermotherapy for RetinoblastomaArticle

Educational Objective:To learn that thermotherapy can provide a satisfactory means of local tumor control for small-sized intraretinal tumors.

Diplopia Secondary to Aniseikonia Associated With Macular DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To recognize that surgical intervention in this setting does not necessarily improve patient symptoms.

Nonsurgical Management of Binocular Diplopia Induced by Macular PathologyArticle

Educational Objective:To review the effectiveness of a Bangerter filter in the treatment of diplopia due to macular pathology.

The Asian Upper Eyelid: An Anatomical Study With Comparison to the Caucasian EyelidArticle

Educational Objective:To review the causes of an absent or lower crease in the Asian upper eyelid through cadaver dissection, histopathologic study, and MR imaging.

Eyelid Healing After Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing: Histological AnalysisArticle

Educational Objective:To learn that cutaneous healing of the eyelid after CO2laser is similar to chemical peeling.