The ASCRS Clinical Committees were created, in part, to serve as a source to disseminate important, timely information on topics relating to each of their subspecialties. The Clinical Committees (CCs) are extremely active within the organization, creating and delivering specialized symposia, conducting surveys, as well as identifying and developing resources for the membership. On this portion of our website, you will find white papers, position papers, and guidelines created by our CCs and Task Forces on a variety of topics.

Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia after LASIK (2005)

 
By: Perry S. Binder, MS, MD

Keratoconus is a naturally occurring ectatic corneal disorder in which the cornea progressively thins and steepens to produce myopia, irregular astigmatism, and, eventually, loss of best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA). Reported risk factors for keratoconus include eye rubbing, a... more

Management of Infectious Keratitis following Laser in situ Keratomileusis (2005)

 
By: Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most commonly performed refractive surgical procedure for the correction of ametropia. The advantages of LASIK include rapid visual rehabilitation, decreased stromal scarring, less irregular astigmatism, minimal regression, less postoperative pain, and... more

A Global View of EMRs (2005)

 
By: Robert Cionni, MD

Electronic medical records (EMRs), also known as electronic health records (EHRs) and computer patient records (CPRs), will inevitably become a reality in all physician practices. By incorporating these technologies, we will improve the quality of patient care, reduce office and surgical errors... more

The Patient Physician Relationship – How to Transition to Practice (2005)

 
By: Elizabeth A. Davis, MD

Having completed college, medical school, internship, residency, and possibly fellowship, the graduating ophthalmology resident or fellow is not unfamiliar with transition. A major change every few years has become the norm. Nevertheless, the transition from training to practice is unlike any... more

Infectious Keratitis After Laser in situ Keratomileusis: Result of an ASCRS Survey (2003)

 
By: Renee Solomon, MD

Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most commonly performed refractive surgical procedure since it offers many advantages over photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for the correction of ametropia including rapid visual rehabilitation, decreased stromal scarring, less irregular astigmatism,... more

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