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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.

Medical and surgical management of the small pupil during cataract surgery

By: Saba Al-Hashimi, MD

As cataract surgery continues to evolve, the intraoperative small pupil continues to pose challenges to even the most experienced cataract surgeon. Several steps can be taken preoperatively to decrease the chance of intraoperative miosis. Even so, the problem of miosis during cataract surgery... more

Managing residual refractive error after cataract surgery (2015)

By: Christopher S. Sales, MD, MPH

Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States, with nearly 3 million carried out every year. Refractive outcomes after cataract surgery play a central role in shaping patient satisfaction as well as community recognition for the provider, and adverse... more

Hydrophobic Acrylic Intraocular Lenses in Children (2007)

By: M. Edward Wilson Jr, MD

After Sir Harold Ridley’s invention of the intraocular lens (IOL) in 1949, Dr. Edward Epstein implanted an IOL in a 12-year-old aphakic child in 1952. However, implantation in pediatric eyes was slow to catch on as many early attempts at IOL implantation in children resulted in complications.... more

What is the Association Between Clear Corneal Incisions and Postoperative Endophthalmitits (2006)

By: Louis D. Nichamin, MD

The relationship between unsutured clear corneal tunnel incisions and an increased incidence of infection after cataract surgery remains uncertain; however, there is a growing concern and body of evidence regarding a potential causal association. Although 2 large recent studies from the Bascom... more

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