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ASCRS Clinical Survey 2013

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ASCRS launches new Annual Clinical Survey Survey of more than 1,000 members measures current clinical opinions and practice patterns Survey overview The American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) launched a new Annual Clinical Survey this year to assess potential professional practice gaps and educational needs. The 2013 survey was performed both at the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in San Francisco and via electronic follow-up surveys to the ASCRS membership in the following weeks. 1,041 physicians responded to this survey, which included 89 questions that created 168 unique measurable data elements. Survey questions were developed and reviewed with several members of the ASCRS Clinical Committees, and validated by a social science statistician. Results were entered electronically either via an iPad at the annual ASCRS meeting or via a website, and data was tabulated utilizing a survey statistical software package called QuestionPro. 50.2% of the respondents were from the United States, while 49.8% were from outside the United States. This survey was developed to measure key clinical opinions and practice patterns on the most compelling and controversial issues facing the ASCRS membership. This was a broadbased survey that focused on multiple topics in 10 different specialty areas including cataract surgery with intraocular lenses, presbyopia-correcting and toric IOLs, laser refractive surgery, laser vision correction, as well as other areas such as postoperative inflammation and its treatment, ocular surface, glaucoma, and retina. The results will help drive the future decisions made by ASCRS' Programming and Clinical Committees and support ASCRS' independent educational grant projects. Please watch for articles in upcoming issues of EyeWorld and JCRS that will feature important detailed analysis of this data and commentary on key trends and gaps from the clinical leadership of ASCRS. We encourage you to participate in the next survey during the 2014 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in Boston, as we examine how patterns change over time and gather information on newly evolving topics. In addition to ASCRS' Annual Clinical Survey, you may receive one or two short 10-question surveys during the year focusing on specific topics. If you have any feedback or questions about the 2013 survey, or topics you would like to see addressed in future surveys, please send us an email at survey@eyeworld.org. ™ Global Trends in Ophthalmology Copyright © 2013 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

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