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ASCRS Clinical Survey 2022

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2022 ASCRS CLINICAL SURVEY During the early years of ASCRS, when the practice of our subspecialty was changing rapidly, David Leaming, MD, an ophthalmologist in Palm Desert, California, performed an annual survey of the society's membership. Results were published in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery under the title "Practice Styles and Preferences of ASCRS members – [Year] Survey." A PubMed search allows anyone to access these surveys today. They were illuminating to those of us who were members of the Society at the time, enabling us to benchmark our activities against our peers. That tradition lives on with the ASCRS Clinical Survey. The current version informs members just the same as Dr. Leaming's surveys did years ago and helps the Society plan meetings, symposia, and online educational content to meet the needs of its members. The demographic slide below shows that our membership is diverse by geography and years in practice. The percentage of women represented also continues to grow. I hope you will take the time to review this year's findings. —Kevin M. Miller, MD Advisor, ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee T he ASCRS Clinical Survey is conducted among ASCRS physician members across specialties to gain practice insights, identify trends, and better understand changing demographics and inform educational initiatives and activities. Members were asked at the 2022 ASCRS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 22–26, as well as via email between June 27 and July 21 to complete the ASCRS Clinical Survey, which this year focused specifically on the areas of cataract, astigmatism, and presbyopia correction. There were 944 respondents to the survey, the majority (64%) of whom practiced within the U.S. While the average years in practice among respondents was 20, 21% of respondents had 0–5 years in practice, 10% 6–10 years, 18% 11–20 years, 21% 21–30 years, and 19% more than 30 years; 11% were residents or fellows. Seventy-four percent of respondents were male and 26% were female. Most respondents performed surgery in an ambulatory surgery center (54%) or at a hospital outpatient department (27%), but 6% had in-office surgical suites. Female 26% Male 74% Respondent demographics Practice location Gender Perform majority of surgeries U.S. region 2022 Northeast 30% Midwest 22% Southeast 21% West 16% Southwest 11% Other 36% U.S. 64% Years in practice 20 average years in practice 0–5 years 6–10 years 11–20 years 21–30 years >30 years Residents/fellow in training 21% 10% 18% 21% 19% 11% Ambulatory surgery center (ASC) Hospital outpatient department (HOPD) In office Other Do not currently perform surgery 54% 27% 6% 3% 10%

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