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August 1999

Archives of OphthalmologyReader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(8):1104-1105. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.8.1104

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:

Optic Nerve Head Morphologic Characteristics in High-Tension and Normal-Tension GlaucomaArticle

Educational Objective:To learn that there is no apparent difference in morphometric parameters as measured by SLO.

Conjunctival Advancement for Late-Onset Filtering Bleb LeaksArticle

Educational Objective:To understand that this procedure is successful for most patients with late-onset bleb leaks.

Vancomycin Concentration in the Vitreous After Intravenous and Intravitreal Administration for Postoperative EndophthalmitisArticle

Educational Objective:To understand that intravenous administration of vancomycin does not lead to therapeutic intravitreal concentrations of the drug.

Retinal Sparing by Selective Retinal Pigment Epithelial PhotocoagulationArticle

Educational Objective:To learn that selective neodymium:yttrium-lithium-fluoride laser may lead to retinal pigment epithelium effect though without apparent retinal damage as assessed by microperimetry.

Idiopathic Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy in Japanese PatientsArticle

Educational Objective:To learn of the differences in this entity in the Japanese patient population.

A Comparison of Imaging Techniques for Diagnosing Drusen of the Optic Nerve HeadArticle

Educational Objective:To understand that optic nerve head drusen are most reliably documented by B-scan echography.

Retinal Emboli and Stroke: The Beaver Dam Eye StudyArticle

Educational Objective:To understand that individuals with retinal emboli are at an increased risk of stroke-related death.