The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery represents more than 9,000 eye surgeons worldwide. ASCRS treats all concerns about the safety and effectiveness of LASIK very seriously. Based on substantial research and data collected over decades, ASCRS is convinced that LASIK is safe and effective, and offers a viable option for dramatically improving the quality of life for millions of qualified candidates.
Jerome D. Poland, MD, ASCRS member and inventor of OcuCoat, a viscoelastic used worldwide to facilitate cataract surgery, died following an auto crash in Wyoming on Sept. 23. He was 75.
ASCRS has launched its new website, but it’s much more than just a new look!
We’ve worked hard for months to provide members with an enhanced online experience. Now you can easily navigate the site, manage your account, join or renew your membership, and register for events.
The ASCRS Foundation’s collaboration with the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) to provide care and further cataract surgical training in Ethiopia is garnering some high-profile attention.
ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline featured a story on the Himalayan Cataract Project on Wednesday, October 2. Watch the story.
FDA Recall Alert: Hospira Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Specific Lots of Bupivacaine HCl Injection
Recall Due to Presence of Particulate Matter in Single Dose Vials
FDA Recall Alert: Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy Issues National Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of Bevacizumab and Lidocaine
September 12, 2013 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted providers and consumers this week that Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of three lots of its sterile products due to concerns of sterility assurance with Front Range Laboratories, its independent testing laboratory.
September 11, 2013 - A $3,000 scientific research grant to cover studies related to dry eye and ocular surface disease will be awarded by the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists Education and Research Foundation (CLAO ERF) in association with the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation (SSF) on December 31, 2013.
Ophthalmologists, optometrists, technicians, nurses, optometry students, ophthalmology residents and fellows, and medical students supervised by a scientist associated with an academic institution in the United States are eligible.
FDA Recall Alert: Avella Specialty Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Bevacizumab 1.25 mg/0.05 mL PF and Vancomycin PF (BSS) 1%
FDA Recall Alert: Altaire Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary National Recall of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution
Product Sold Under Wal-Mart, CVS and Target Brands May Not be Effective Through Expiration Date
The American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) has unveiled the Pinto/ASOA Practice Viability Index (PVI), a new educational tool that can be used to gain generic insights about the strengths and weaknesses of a specific medical practice, and it's available for free on the organization's website.