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ASCRS Clinical Survey 2016

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ASCRS completes fourth annual Clinical Survey A note from the ASCRS Education Committee Chair As Education Committee Chair for ASCRS, I am very excited about this supplement on the fourth annual ASCRS Clinical Survey, which was performed both at the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in New Orleans and via electronic follow-up surveys to the ASCRS membership. Incredibly, more than 1,500 physicians responded to this survey, which included 210 questions that created 551 unique measurable data elements. Survey questions were developed and reviewed with the ASCRS Clinical Committees and validated by a social science statistician. Data analyzed reveals trends in utilization of technology over the past 4 years and highlights areas where members think education or information is not sufficient to make them comfortable adopting new technology and treatments. We highlight areas such as presbyopia correction and astigmatism management, ocular surface disease management especially in the face of refractive surgeries, and laser-assisted cataract surgery adoption trends. Our members are also interested in learning about new trends or treatments in corneal refractive surgery and retina and glaucoma advancements. The most exciting aspect is that this survey can help guide education for ASCRS not only at the annual meeting but through multiple media outlets such as EyeWorld CME symposia, EyeWorld articles or reviews, webinars, and on the ASCRS Center for Learning. We can tailor education to specifically meet the needs of our members as found through this survey. I encourage you to review these interesting findings and also to continue taking advantage of and participating in all the venues available to you to keep up to date with the latest trends in techniques and technology by partnering with ASCRS. Rosa Braga-Mele, MD, MEd, FRCSC Education Committee Chair, ASCRS Professor of ophthalmology, University of Toronto Copyright © 2016 Global Trends in Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. All rights reserved. No part of this survey may be reproduced without written permission from GTO, Global Trends in Ophthalmology, 4000 Legato Road, Suite 700, Fairfax, VA 22033 Global Trends in Ophthalmology ™ Survey overview More than 1,500 members responded with clinical opinions and practice patterns to help drive the future of ASCRS education

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