• H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MDThe H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., M.D. Center for Quality Eye Care was established as a quality of care and health policy research center that advances the accessibility to and appropriateness of eye care services. The work of the Hoskins Center will help ensure that patients continue to receive high quality, evidence-based eye care within a tightening economic environment that demands increased value for services provided.

  • from AAO OTAC Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Eye muscle surgery in patients with infantile nystagmus syndrome may confer modest improvements in binocular best corrected visual acuity.
    Ophthalmic Technology Assessment
    from AAO OTAC Refractive Management/Intervention Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    The use of specific therapeutic soft contact lenses, topical and oral NSAIDs, topical anesthetics, postoperative cold patches, and systemic opioid agonists can be effective for reducing postoperative photorefractive keratectomy pain.
    Ophthalmic Technology Assessment
    from AAO Quality of Care Secretariat, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    This Clinical Statement provides recommendations for patients with inherited retinal degenerations, which comprise a wide range of genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous diseases associated with progressive loss of photoreceptor function and visual loss.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAPOS and AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Discusses the necessity of timely screening for the early detection and treatment of eye and vision problems in America’s children.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAP Section on Ophthalmology; American Academy of Ophthalmology; American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; and American Association of Certified Orthoptists
    Visual symptoms are common after concussion in children and adolescents, making it essential for clinicians to understand how to screen, identify, and initiate clinical management of visual symptoms in pediatric patients after this common childhood injury.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO OTAC Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Laser refractive surgery to address amblyogenic refractive error in children appears to reduce anisometropia effectively; however, higher-quality studies are needed to make conclusive recommendations regarding effectiveness and long-term visual and safety outcomes.
    Ophthalmic Technology Assessment
    from AAO OTAC Refractive Management/Intervention Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery achieves similar refractive and safety outcomes as conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery.
    Ophthalmic Technology Assessment
    from Ophthalmic Instrument Cleaning and Sterilization (OICS) Task Force and its Surgical Pharmaceutical Waste Subcommittee
    Unnecessary waste of perioperative topical ophthalmic medications (eyedrops and eye ointments) significantly increases the cost and carbon footprint of ophthalmic surgery as well as the risk of periodic drug shortages. This document, endorsed by the American Society of Catar…
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO OTAC Oculoplastics/Orbit Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Orbital radiation appears to modify the active phase of thyroid eye disease. It may help prevent and treat compressive optic neuropathy, improve motility restriction, and decrease clinical activity in thyroid eye disease.
    Ophthalmic Technology Assessment
    from Academy Board of Trustees
    The recommendations for screening and early treatment of RHs presented herein represent part of a coordinated effort by the International VHL Surveillance Guidelines Consortium to develop a comprehensive set of evidence-based surveillance guidelines for patients with VHL dis…
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO OTAC Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Adjustable and nonadjustable suture techniques resulted in good surgical outcomes. Most assessed studies reported advantages of adjustable over nonadjustable suture techniques, but the significance and magnitude of these findings are uncertain, and warrant further investigat…
    Ophthalmic Technology Assessment
    from Academy Board of Trustees
    The American Academy of Ophthalmology's Policy Statement regarding the use of biosimilars in ophthalmic practice.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO OTAC Retina/Vitreous Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Intravitreal anti-VEGF and corticosteroid therapeutics are effective for the treatment of diabetic macular edema. Cataract progression and ocular hypertension are potential adverse events related to corticosteroid therapy. The literature does not conclusively assess comparat…
    Ophthalmic Technology Assessment
    from AAO PPP Panels, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Recommendations distilled from the various Preferred Practice Pattern® (PPP) Guidelines titles.
    Summary Benchmark Translations
    from AAO PPP Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Recommendations distilled from the PPPs for the diagnosis and management of primary open-angle glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma suspect, and primary angle-closure disease
    Summary Benchmark
    from AAO PPP Retina/Vitreous Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Recommendations distilled from the PPPs for AMD; diabetic retinopathy; idiopathic epiretinal membrane and vitreomacular traction; idiopathic macular hole; posterior vitreous detachment, retinal breaks, and lattice degeneration; retinal and ophthalmic artery occlusions; and r…
    Summary Benchmark Translations
    from AAO PPP Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Recommendations distilled from the PPPs for the evaluation and management of amblyopia, esotropia, and exotropia
    Summary Benchmark Translations
    from AAO PPP Refractive Management/Intervention Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Recommendations distilled from the PPP for refractive surgery patients including PRK, epi-LASIK, LASEK, LASIK, phakic IOLs, and refractive lens exchange
    Summary Benchmark Translations
    from AAO PPP Cornea/External Disease Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Recommendations distilled from the PPPs for the diagnosis and management of bacterial keratitis, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ectasia and opacification, and dry eye syndrome.
    Summary Benchmark Translations
    from AAO PPP Cataract and Anterior Segment Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Recommendations distilled from the PPP for the evaluation and management of patients with cataract
    Summary Benchmark Translations