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eyeCONNECTIONS Monthly Platinum Member Spotlight

Each month, ASCRS recognizes an eyeCONNECTIONS Platinum Member for their valuable contributions to the eyeCONNECTIONS forum. This month’s recipient is Dr. Jacqueline Griffiths from Reston, Virginia.

Dr. Griffiths was selected as August’s recipient based on her engagement points and her extensive contributions to the community. She has been an active eyeCONNECTIONS contributor since 2008.

“The answers I get and give through eyeCONNECTIONS are invaluable, and benefit not only me as a physician, but also my patients and colleagues,” said Dr. Griffiths. “The knowledge I have gained from participating in eyeCONNECTIONS is truly remarkable.”

The monthly member spotlight is chosen among the Platinum ribbon achievers in eyeCONNECTIONS. A Platinum ribbon is achieved by reaching over 6,000 engagement points in their eyeCONNECTIONS “lifetime.” In addition to holding a Platinum ribbon status, the recipient is chosen based on their participation to the various discussion boards in a given month.

The eyeCONNECTIONS Monthly Platinum Member Spotlight recipient receives acknowledgement on the homepage of the eyeCONNECTIONS website, an exclusive eyeCONNECTIONS coffee mug, and a certificate and letter of recognition.

Are you active on eyeCONNECTIONS? If you answered “no,” you’re missing out on valuable information on topics such as Cataract/Refractive, Cornea, Retina/Vitreous, and much more. You’re also missing out on the chance to comment on and share ophthalmic information directly with your peers.

Visit eyeCONNECTIONS today and join the conversation

Combined Ophthalmic Symposium – Onsite Registration Available

The Combined Ophthalmic Symposium (COS) is being held Aug. 26-28 at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas.

If you haven’t registered yet, you can still take advantage of this educational opportunity by registering onsite. Registration at the event is available on Friday, Aug. 26, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 27, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 28, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

ASCRS/AAO/OOSS/ASORN Joint Task Force Issues Industry Advisory Request Regarding Risk Factor for TASS

Over the past year, ASCRS, AAO, OOSS, and ASORN have been participating in a joint Task Force on ophthalmic instrument cleaning and sterilization (OICS). Recently, we have focused on the problem of the enzymatic detergent being required to clean intraocular ophthalmic instruments and the potential for enzyme residue to cause toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS). In addition to meeting with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), our Task Force has met with both the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the FDA on this issue.

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