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Spotlight on Operation Sight: Successful National Program Continues its Work

Operation Sight, an ASCRS Foundation national program, has delivered more than 1,100 free cataract surgeries to low-income Americans. The program will hold its second annual National Sight Week effort from October 16-20, 2017. The inaugural National Sight Week in October 2016 had a surge of more than 200 cataract surgeries from Operation Sight’s network of volunteer ASCRS member surgeons and practices. The event garnered numerous media mentions, including this video.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Announces Executive Director’s Retirement Active Executive Search Underway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT:

Maureen Varnon
703.788.5753
mvarnon@ascrs.org

FAIRFAX, Va. – June 13, 2017 – The Executive Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) announced that David Karcher, executive director/CEO, will retire effective December 31, 2018. Karcher will act as a consultant for ASCRS through 2021.

ASCRS Remembers Dr. Roger Steinert

Late yesterday, ASCRS lost Roger Steinert, MD, a longtime friend and leader of our organization. Dr. Steinert was the chair of the department of ophthalmology, Irving H. Leopold professor, University of California, and creator of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. Previously, he was president of the medical staff and director of the corneal service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

NEW ASCRS•ASOA Video! Advocacy Tools to Help Your Practice Succeed—and Help You Make a Difference

How will new regulatory requirements affect your practice? Where can you find the ophthalmology specific information needed to comply? And how can you influence which laws and regulations come down the pike in the future?

Answering these and other questions are among the responsibilities of the ASOA Government Relations Task Force and the ASCRS Government Relations staff. Finding new ways to engage members on this weighty subject was the challenge issued by ASOA President Bill Koch, COA, COE, CPC, administrative director of Texas Retina Associates.

ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting Online Credit Claim and Session Evaluation Deadline Approaching

Attendees of the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in Los Angeles can claim credit and print their credit certificates online through Friday, June 16.

We invite all who attended to take a few moments to provide feedback on the sessions they attended. This insight is a critical component of ASCRS’ planning process for future years, and allows us to continually improve.