Following the first published series of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis (HORV), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) formed a joint task force to analyze the prevalence, potential etiology, treatment, and outcomes of this complication associated with intraocular surgery. A permanent HORV case registry has been established, which is accessible through the ASRS website www.asrs.org.
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The ASCRS Clinical Spotlight newsletter – which delivers clinical and surgical presentations to you each Thursday—is a part of the new ASCRS Center for Learning.
You can now find presentations that have been featured in previous Clinical Spotlight newsletters from 2015 and on.
This week’s Clinical Spotlight featured presentations include The Best of ASCRS 2016 General Session (parts 1 and 2). Keep an eye out tomorrow and every Thursday for the new Center for Learning Clinical Spotlight newsletter!
As a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), you have access to a suite of resources you can use to enhance your education, further your skills and interact with your peers. Take advantage of these benefits today.
The recently launched ASCRS Center for Learning continues to expand its features with the addition of more than 200 presentations from the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium and Congress, all available to ASCRS members for free. The Center for Learning is your online resource for efficiently accessing high-quality, cutting edge, ASCRS-curated content.
The next Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Advanced Cataract Training (ACT) is scheduled for September 24–25, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. This past March, YES ACT was held in New York and was a great success. Young surgeons from across the globe underwent intensive training that featured didactic/video case presentations and a hands-on wet lab session.
YES ACT attendees were eager to share their experience with ASCRS. Some of the comments shared by attendees included:
2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Released; ASCRS and Ophthalmic Community Advocacy Prompts CMS to Reconsider Glaucoma and Retina Cuts
Designed with the early-career ophthalmologist in mind, the COS Young Eye Surgeons (YES) program features a full-day of skills transfer sessions, followed by the one-and-a-half day Ophthalmologist program. This hands-on, interactive learning environment will facilitate the assimilation of key concepts from basic to complex anterior segment surgeries.
CMS Releases Proposed Rule for 2017 ASC Payment and a 90-Day Meaningful Use Reporting Period in 2016
2017 AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER (ASC) PAYMENT SYSTEM AND QUALITY REPORTING (ASCQR) PROGRAM PROPOSED RULE RELEASED; INCLUDES 90-DAY MEANINGFUL USE REPORTING PERIOD IN 2016
2017 ASC Conversion Factor Projected at $44.684 for Those Meeting Quality Reporting Requirements
ASCRS is pleased to announce its official journal, the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS), increased in its Impact Factor (IF) to rank 12, its highest IF ever, out of 56 in the ophthalmology journal category. According to the 2015 IF results released June 13, JCRS saw an increase of 11 percent.
Known as the Mile High City, Denver, Colorado is undoubtedly a go-to destination for beautiful scenery and activities that appeal to one’s adventurous side. In addition to its breathtaking mountain views, Denver’s allure includes an array of attractions, day trips, cultural offerings and a thriving nightlife that keeps visitors entertained, whether for a brief weekend trip or an extended stay.