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June 2000

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(6):867. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.6.867

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; tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; 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:

Effect of Phacoemulsification Surgery on Hypotony Following Trabeculectomy SurgeryArticle

Educational Objective: To acknowledge that phacoemulsification surgery may help to stabilize the IOP and improve visual function in eyes with chronic hypotony.

Aqueous and Serum Interferon γ, Interleukin (IL) 2, IL-4, and IL-10 in Patients With UveitisArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that elevated serum cytokine IFN-gamma in patients with uveitis is associated with more serious visual loss.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Varying Radiation Doses in the Treatment of Choroidal MelanomaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that reducing the dose of proton radiation from 70 Gy to 50 Gy does not appear to alter local tumor control nor metastatic death rates.

Nonsurgical Management of Macular Hemorrhage Secondary to Retinal Artery MacroaneurysmsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that observation alone may lead to good visual outcomes, though macular pigmentary change may limit vision is approximately 50% of cases.

Disinfection of Eyelid Specula With Chlorhexidine Gluconate (Hibiclens) After Examinations for Retinopathy of PrematurityArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that Hibiclens cleansing of lid specula between patient examinations is a better alternative than alcohol wipes.

Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Decompression Trial: Twenty-Four–Month UpdateArticle

Educational Objective: To learn from this multicenter randomized clinical trial that optic nerve decompression offers no apparent visual benefit compared with observation.