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Archives CME
January 2000

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(1):152-153. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.1.152

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. 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 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 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:

Relative Contributions of the Neurosensory Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium to Macular HypofluorescenceArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that macular hypofluorescence observed during fluorescein angiography is predominantly due to the effects of the retinal pigment epithelium.

Papillofoveal Traction in Macular Hole FormationArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that the discrete linear signal in optical coherence tomography corresponds to the posterior vitreous face, and anteronasal papillofoveal traction may generate select macular holes.

The Visual Performance and Metamorphopsia of Patients With Macular HolesArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that pincushion metamorphopsia was associated with earlier-stage and shorter-duration macular holes.

Utility Values and Age-related Macular DegenerationArticle

Educational Objective: To appreciate that patients with age-related macular degeneration would be willing to trade off a portion of their remaining lives for perfect vision.

Effects of Insulin on Retinal and Pulsatile Choroidal Blood Flow in HumansArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that hyperinsulinemia increases choroidal blood flow and ophthalmic artery mean blood flow velocity, though does not appear to influence retinal blood flow.

Changing Trends in Paintball Sport–Related Ocular InjuriesArticle

Educational Objective: To review the recent trend that ocular paint ball injuries more commonly occur during noncommercial "war games" and are preventable.

A Comparison of Manual Kinetic and Automated Static Perimetry in Obtaining Ptosis FieldsArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that manual kinetic and automated static fields are both effective in documenting ptosis-associated field loss.

Obtaining Maximal Optic Nerve Length During Enculeation ProceduresArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that mildly curved scissor blades lead to a longer optic nerve length.