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Archives CME
August 2000

Archives of Ophthalmology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(8):1145. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.8.1145

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. Questions about CME credit processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.

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:

Oral Acyclovir for Herpes Simplex Virus Eye Disease: Effect on Prevention of Epithelial Keratitis and Stromal KeratitisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that chronic suppressive oral acyclovir therapy reduces the rate of recurrent HSV keratitis, especially in patients with prior HSV stromal keratitis.

A Comparative Study of Topical vs Retrobulbar Anesthesia in Complicated Cataract SurgeryArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that the 2 means of anesthesia led to comparable surgery-related complications and patient comfort levels in patients undergoing complicated cataract surgery.

Assessment of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Internal Reflectivity in Eyes With and Without Glaucoma Using Optical Coherence TomographyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that relative retinal nerve fiber layer internal reflectivity may provide useful information about the extent of damage from glaucoma.

Flicker Sensitivity and Cardiovascular Function in Healthy Middle-aged PeopleArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the relationship between reduced cardiovascular function and foveal flicker sensitivity.

Watzke-Allen Slit Beam Test in Macular Holes Confirmed by Optical Coherence TomographyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that the Watzke-Allen slit beam test may offer a technique for preoperatively determining visual prognosis.

Metastatic Melanoma Death Rates by Anatomic Site After Proton Beam Irradiation for Uveal MelanomaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that patients with ciliary body melanoma appear to have a higher risk of death from metastatic disease.

The +10 Diopter Lens OccluderArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that use of a +10 diopter lens induces dissociation similar to an opaque occluder, yet permits visualization of the occluded eye.