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Archives CME
March 2000

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(3):456. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.3.456

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:

A Preliminary Study of Photodynamic Therapy Using Verteporfin for Choroidal Neovascularization in Pathologic Myopia, Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome, Angioid Streaks, and Idiopathic CausesArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that verteporfin therapy in these conditions may achieve short-term cessation of fluorescein leakage without visual loss.

Subretinal Surgery for Choroidal Neovascularization in Patients With High MyopiaArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that in selected cases subretinal surgery may offer visual improvement in patients with high myopia.

Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, and Age-Related Macular DegenerationArticle

Educational Objective: To learn of a possible association between neovascular age-related macular degeneration and moderate to severe hypertension.

Combination of Clinical Factors Predictive of Growth of Small Choroidal Melanocytic TumorsArticle

Educational Objective: To review the clinical features that are associated with an increased risk of eventual tumor growth.

Diode Laser Ablation for Threshold Retinopathy of Prematurity: Short-term Structural OutcomeArticle

Educational Objective: To acknowledge that diode laser offers safe and effective treatment of threshold retinopathy of prematurity.

Prognostic Indicators for Vision and Mortality in Shaken Baby SyndromeArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that nonreactive pupils and shift of midline brain structures correlate highly with mortality.

Light Exposure and the Risk of Cortical, Nuclear, and Posterior Subcapsular Cataracts: The Pathologies Oculaires Liées à l'Age (POLA) StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To assess the effect of sunlight on the development of cataract.

Mixed Lens Opacities and Subsequent MortalityArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that mixed lens opacities seem to be independent predictors of 2-year mortality.

Dietary Fat and Fish Intake and Age-Related MaculopathyArticle

Educational Objective: To assess the possible association between dietary fat intake and age-related macular degeneration.