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Archives CME
November 1999

Archives of OphthalmologyReader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(11):1577-1578. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.11.1577
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. Questions about CME processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; fax: (312) 269-1636.

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 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:

Achromatic and Short-Wavelength Automated Perimetry in Patients With Glaucomatous Large CupsArticle

Educational Objective:To understand that short-wavelength automated perimetery may detect glaucoma at an earlier stage in patients with large cup-disc ratios.

Screening for Glaucoma With Frequency-Doubling Technology and Damato CampimetryArticle

Educational Objective:To learn that frequency-doubled technology was better then Damata campimetry in public screening for glaucoma.

Association of Ocular Disease and Mortality in a Diabetic PopulationArticle

Educational Objective:To acknowledge that more severe diabetic retinopathy is associated with an increased risk of ischemic heart disease.

Transpupillary Thermotherapy as Primary Treatment for Small Choroidal MelanomasArticle

Educational Objective:To understand that transpupillary thermotherapy appears to control growth though numerous complications may arise.

Postoperative Rotation of Hydroxyapatite Enucleation ImplantsArticle

Educational Objective:To learn that flattened hydroxyapatite implants may rotate months after enucleation surgery.