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2019 Article Options

Article options for the 2019 Quarterly Questions program are listed below. For easier browsing, articles are sorted by subspecialty focus area or special topic. Select any 5 articles to read and review. You will answer 2 questions pertaining to the content of each article in the final quarter. If you score 8 out of 10 correct on the article-based questions, you will be invited to claim 8 AMA PRA Category 1™ CME Credits. You may also select articles from the designated categories to count towards the Patient Safety and Improvement in Medical Practice requirements of ABO MOC. Please remember that these links are intended as previews, while free, full-text versions of each article are available inside the Quarterly Questions platform.

 2019 Core

Author(s) Title Publication
AAO Quality of Care Secretariat Minimizing Medication Errors: Communication about Drug Orders - 2015 AAO Patient Safety Statement
Hussain A, Oestreicher J. Clinical Decision-Making Heuristics and Cognitive Biases for the Ophthalmologist Survey of Ophthalmology
Stunkel L, Kung NH, Wilson B, et al. Incidence and Causes of Overdiagnosis of Optic Neuritis  JAMA Ophthalmology

 2019 Comprehensive

Author(s) Title Publication
AAO Committee for Practice Improvement  Practice Guidelines for Informed Consent AAO Patient Safety Statement
Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, et al. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050 Ophthalmology
Varma R, Vajaranant TS, Burkemper B, et al. Visual Impairment and Blindness in Adults in the United States - Demographic and Geographic Variations From 2015 to 2050 JAMA Ophthalmology

2019 Cataract

Author(s) Title Publication
Hayashi K, Yoshida M, Manabe SI, et al. Prophylactic Effect of Oral Acetazolamide against Intraocular Pressure Elevation after Cataract Surgery in Eyes with Glaucoma Ophthalmology
Jabbarvand M, Hashemian H, Khodaparast M, et al. Endophthalmitis Occurring after Cataract Surgery: Outcomes of More Than 480 000 Cataract Surgeries, Epidemiologic Features, and Risk Factors Ophthalmology
Singh RP, Lehmann R, Martel J, et al. Nepafenac 0.3% after Cataract Surgery in Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy: Results of 2 Randomized Phase 3 Studies Ophthalmology

2019 Cornea

Author(s) Title Publication
Gomes JA, Tan D, Rapuano CJ, et al. Global Consensus on Keratoconus and Ectatic Diseases Cornea
Writing Committee for the Cornea Donor Study Research Group Factors Associated With Corneal Graft Survival in the Cornea Donor Study JAMA Ophthalmology
Siedlecki AN, Tapp S, Tosteson AN, et al. Surgery Versus Interferon Alpha-2b Treatment Strategies for Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia: A Literature-Based Decision Analysis Cornea

2019 Glaucoma

Author(s) Title Publication
Kim EA, Law SK, Coleman AL, et al. Long-Term Bleb-Related Infections After Trabeculectomy: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Influence of Bleb Revision American Journal of Ophthalmology
Öhnell H, Heijl A, Brenner L, et al. Structural and Functional Progression in the Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial Ophthalmology
Prum BE Jr, Rosenberg LF, Gedde SJ, et al. Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Preferred Practice Pattern® Guidelines Ophthalmology

2019 Neuro-Ophthalmology

Author(s) Title Publication
Chang MY, Velez FG, Demer JL, et al. Accuracy of Diagnostic Imaging Modalities for Classifying Pediatric Eyes as Papilledema Versus Pseudopapilledema Ophthalmology
Fang C, Leavitt JA, Hodge DO, et al. Incidence and Etiologies of Acquired Third Nerve Palsy Using a Population-Based Method JAMA Ophthalmology
Moss HE Bariatric Surgery and the Neuro-Ophthalmologist Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology

2019 Oculoplastics

Author(s) Title Publication
Gibbons A, Johnson TE, Wester ST, et al. Management of Patients With Confirmed and Presumed Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid Undergoing Entropion Repair American Journal of Ophthalmology
Marcet MM, Shtein RM, Bradley EA, et al. Safety and Efficacy of Lacrimal Drainage System Plugs for Dry Eye Syndrome: a Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology
McNab AA, McKelvie P IgG4-Related Ophthalmic Disease. Part II: Clinical Aspects Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

2019 Pediatrics

Author(s) Title Publication
Abramson DH, Shields CL, Munier FL, et al. Treatment of Retinoblastoma in 2015: Agreement and Disagreement JAMA Ophthalmology
Ghadban R, Martinez JM, Diehl NN, et al. The Incidence and Clinical Characteristics of Adult-onset Convergence Insufficiency Ophthalmology
Weleber RG, Pennesi ME, Wilson DJ, et al. Results at 2 Years After Gene Therapy for RPE65-Deficient Leber Congenital Amaurosis and Severe Early-Childhood-Onset Retinal Dystrophy Ophthalmology

2019 Refractive

Author(s) Title Publication
AAO Guidelines for Refractive Surgery Advertising AAO Clinical Education - Redmond Ethics Center
Kohnen T, Titke C,
Böhm M
Trifocal Intraocular Lens Implantation to Treat Visual Demands in Various Distances Following Lens Removal American Journal of Ophthalmology
Wittig-Silva C, Chan E, Islam FM, Wu T, Whiting M, Snibson G A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Corneal Collagen Cross-linking in Progressive Keratoconus: Three-year Results Ophthalmology

2019 Retina

Author(s) Title Publication
Ehlers JP, Kim SJ, Yeh S, et al. Therapies for Macular Edema Associated with Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology
Khan MA, Brady CJ, Kaiser RS Clinical Management Of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy: An Update Retina
Mahr MA, Hodge DO, Erie JC Association Between Industry Payments and Anti-vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Use in Medicare Beneficiaries Ophthalmology Retina

2019 Uveitis

Author(s) Title Publication
Lee CS, Randhawa S, Lee AY, Lam DL, Van Gelder RN Patterns of Laboratory Testing Utilization Among Uveitis Specialists American Journal of Ophthalmology
Tomkins-Netzer O, Lightman S, Drye L, et al. Outcome of Treatment of Uveitic Macular Edema: the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial 2-year Results Ophthalmology
Yates WB, Vajdic CM, Na R, et al. Malignancy Risk in Patients with Inflammatory Eye Disease Treated with Systemic Immunosuppressive Therapy: a Tertiary Referral Cohort Study Ophthalmology

2019 Patient Safety

The 3 articles designated below may be used to meet the MOC Part II requirement for Patient Safety.
Author(s) Title Publication
Chung SM, Custer PL Patient Safety: Its History and Relevance to Neuro-Ophthalmology Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Schein OD, Banta JT, Chen TC, Pritzker S, Schachat AP

Lessons Learned: Wrong Intraocular Lens

Ophthalmology
Shen E, Porco T, Rutar T Errors in Strabismus Surgery JAMA Ophthalmology

2019 Quality Improvement

The 3 articles designated below may be used to meet the MOC Part IV requirement for Improvement in Medical Practice.
Author(s) Title Publication
Biousse V, Nahab F, Newman NJ Management of Acute Retinal Ischemia: Follow the Guidelines! Ophthalmology
Poon E (commentary)

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Out-of-Office Test Result Management [Spotlight]

Patient Safety Network
Shahid S, Thomas S Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) Communication Tool for Handoff in Health Care – A Narrative Review Safety in Health

2019 Ethics & Professionalism

Author(s) Title Publication
AAO Code of Ethics Code of Ethics  - Principles of Ethics American Academy of Ophthalmology
AAO Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics - Rules of Ethics

Patient Safety Network
Lucey C, Souba W Perspective: The Problem with the Problem of Professionalism Academic Medicine

2018 Article Options

Article options for the 2018 Quarterly Questions program are listed below. For easier browsing, articles are sorted by subspecialty focus area. Select any 5 articles to read and review. You will answer 2 questions pertaining to the content of each article in the final quarter. If you score 8 out of 10 correct on the article-based questions, you will be invited to claim 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Please remember that these links are intended as previews, while free, full-text versions of each article are available inside the Quarterly Questions platform.


2018 Core

Author(s) Title Publication
Custer PL, Fitzgerald ME, Herman DC, et al Building a Culture of Safety in Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology Ophthalmology
Fathy CA, Pichert JW, Domenico H, et al Association Between Ophthalmologist Age and Unsolicited Patient Complaints JAMA Ophthalmology
Valikodath NG, Newman-Casey PA, Lee PP, et al Agreement of Ocular Symptom Reporting Between Patient-Reported Outcomes and Medical Records JAMA Ophthalmology

2018 Comprehensive

Author(s) Title Publication
AAO Preferred Practice Pattern Retinal and Ophthalmic Artery Occlusions PPP - 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology
AAO Preferred Practice Pattern Diabetic Retinopathy PPP - Updated 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology
Shekhawat NS, Shtein RM, Blachley TS, et al Antibiotic Prescription Fills for Acute Conjunctivitis among Enrollees in a Large United States Managed Care Network Ophthalmology

2018 Cataract

Author(s) Title Publication
Chu CJ, Johnston RL, Buscombe C, et al. Risk Factors and Incidence of Macular Edema after Cataract Surgery: A Database Study of 81984 Eyes Ophthalmology
Haripriya A, Chang DF, Namburar S, et al. Efficacy of Intracameral Moxifloxacin Endophthalmitis Prophylaxis at Aravind Eye Hospital Ophthalmology
Popovic M, Campos-Möller X, Schlenker MB, et al. Efficacy and Safety of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery Compared with Manual Cataract Surgery: A Meta-Analysis of 14567 Eyes Ophthalmology


2018 Cornea

Author(s) Title Publication
Iyer G, Srinivasan B, Agarwal S, et al. Treatment Modalities and Clinical Outcomes in Ocular Sequelae of Stevens–Johnson Syndrome Over 25 Years—A Paradigm Shift Cornea
Peraza-Nieves J, Baydoun L, Dapena I, et al. Two-Year Clinical Outcome of 500 Consecutive Cases Undergoing Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Cornea
Prajna NV, Krishnan T, Rajaraman R, et al. Effect of Oral Voriconazole on Fungal Keratitis in the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial II (MUTT II) - A Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA Ophthalmology

2018 Glaucoma

Author(s) Title Publication
Chen PP, Lin SC, Junk AK, et al. The Effect of Phacoemulsification on Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology
Christakis PG, Zhang D, Budenz DL, et al. Five-Year Pooled Data Analysis of the Ahmed Baerveldt Comparison Study and the Ahmed Versus Baerveldt Study American Journal of Ophthalmology
Li T, Lindsley K, Rouse B, et al. Comparative Effectiveness of First-Line Medications for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis Ophthalmology

2018 Neuro-ophthalmology

Author(s) Title Publication
Bennett JL Finding NMO: The Evolving Diagnostic Criteria of Neuromyelitis Optica Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Feuer WJ, Schiffman JC, Davis JL, et al. Gene Therapy for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy: Initial Results Ophthalmology
Peragallo JH, Pineles SL, Demer JL Recent Advances Clarifying the Etiologies of Strabismus Ophthalmology


2018 Oculoplastics

Author(s) Title Publication
Fayers T, Dolman PJ Bicanalicular Silicone Stents in Endonasal Dacryocystorhinostomy: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial Ophthalmology
Liao JC, Harris GJ Subperiosteal abscess of the orbit: evolving pathogens and the therapeutic protocol Ophthalmology
Smith TJ, Kahaly GJ, Ezra DG, et al. Teprotumumab for Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy New England Journal of Medicine

2018 Pediatrics

Author(s) Title Publication
Holmes JM, Manh VM, Lazar EL, et al. Effect of a Binocular iPad Game vs Part-time Patching in Children Aged 5 to 12 Years With Amblyopia: A Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA Ophthalmology
Huang J, Wen D, Wang Q, et al. Efficacy comparison of 16 interventions for myopia control in children: a network meta-analysis Ophthalmology
VanderVeen DK, Melia M, Yang MB, et al. Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy for Primary Treatment of Type 1 Retinopathy of Prematurity: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology


2018 Refractive

Author(s) Title Publication
AAO Summary Benchmark Refractive Management/Intervention Summary Benchmark - 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology
Kessel L, Andresen J, Tendal B, et al. Toric Intraocular Lenses in the Correction of Astigmatism during Cataract Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Ophthalmology
Sugar A, Hood CT, Mian SI Patient-Reported Outcomes Following LASIK - Quality of Life in the PROWL Studies JAMA

2018 Retina

Author(s) Title Publication
AAO Preferred Practice Pattern Idiopathic Macular Hole PPP - Updated 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology
Liu CY, Francis JH, Brodie SE, et al. Retinal toxicities of cancer therapy drugs: biologics, small molecule inhibitors, and chemotherapies Retina
Wells JA, Glassman AR, Ayala AR, et al. Aflibercept, Bevacizumab, or Ranibizumab for Diabetic Macular Edema Two-Year Results from a Comparative Effectiveness Randomized Clinical Trial Ophthalmology


2018 Uveitis

Author(s) Title Publication
Daniel E, Pistilli M, Kothari S, et al. Risk of Ocular Hypertension in Adults with Noninfectious Uveitis. Ophthalmology Ophthalmology
Sen HN, Abreu FM, Louis TA, et al.

Cataract Surgery Outcomes in Uveitis: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial

Ophthalmology
Yuen BG, Tham VM, Browne EN, et al. Association between Smoking and Uveitis: Results from the Pacific Ocular Inflammation Study Ophthalmology


2017 Article Options

Article options for the 2017 Quarterly Questions program are listed below. All content pertains to core knowledge. Select any 5 articles to read and review. You will answer 2 questions pertaining to the content of each article in final quarter. If you score 8 out of 10 correct on the article-based questions, you will be invited to claim 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Please remember that these links are intended as previews, while free, full-text versions of each article are available inside the Quarterly Questions platform.

Author(s) Title Publication
Ashbell PA, Sanfilippo CM, Pillar CM, et al. Antibiotic Resistance Among Ocular Pathogens in the United States: Five-Year Results From the Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular Microorganisms (ARMOR) Surveillance Study JAMA Ophthalmology
Bressler SB, Glassman AR, Almukhtar T, et al. Five-Year Outcomes of Ranibizumab With Prompt or Deferred Laser Versus Laser or Triamcinolone Plus Deferred Ranibizumab for Diabetic Macular Edema American Journal of Ophthalmology
Callizo J, Feltgen N, Pantenburg S, et al. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Central Retinal Artery Occlusion: Results of a Prospective and Standardized Medical Examination Ophthalmology
Coleman AL How Big Data Informs Us About Cataract Surgery: The LXXII Edward Jackson Memorial Lecture. American Journal of Ophthalmology
de Paula Freitas B, de Oliveira Dias JR, Prazeres J, et al. Ocular Findings in Infants With Microcephaly Associated With Presumed Zika Virus Congenital Infection in Salvador, Brazil JAMA Ophthalmology
Gracitelli CP, Abe RY, Tatham AJ, et al. Association Between Progressive Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Loss and Longitudinal Change in Quality of Life in Glaucoma JAMA Ophthalmology
Herrinton LJ, Shorstein NH, Paschal JF, et al. Comparative Effectiveness of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Cataract Surgery Ophthalmology
Kashkouli MB, Zolfaghari R, Es'haghi A, et al. Tear Film, Lacrimal Drainage System, and Eyelid Findings in Subjects With Anophthalmic Socket Discharge American Journal of Ophthalmology
Kempen JH, Van Natta ML, Altaweel MM, et al. Factors Predicting Visual Acuity Outcome in Intermediate, Posterior, and Panuveitis: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial American Journal of Ophthalmology
Kwon M, Huisingh C, Rhodes LA, et al. Association between Glaucoma and At-fault Motor Vehicle Collision Involvement among Older Drivers: A Population-based Study Ophthalmology
Maguire MG, Martin DF, Ying GS, et al. Five-Year Outcomes with Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Treatment of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials. Ophthalmology
Marmor MF, Kellner U, Lai TY, et al. Recommendations on Screening for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy (2016 Revision) Ophthalmology
O'Brart DP, Patel P, Lascaratos G, et al. Corneal Cross-linking to Halt the Progression of Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia: Seven-Year Follow-up American Journal of Ophthalmology
Owsley C, McGwin G Jr, Lee DJ, et al. Diabetes Eye Screening in Urban Settings Serving Minority Populations: Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Ocular Findings Using Telemedicine JAMA Ophthalmology
Price MO, Calhoun P, Kollman C, et al. Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty: Ten-Year Endothelial Cell Loss Compared with Penetrating Keratoplasty Ophthalmology