• 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 PPP Cornea/External Disease Committee, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based update using Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group-identified systematic reviews for the initial evaluation of conjunctivitis patients and discussion of associated or predisposing factors, the natural history of each type of conjunctivitis and treatment recommendatio…
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Cornea/External Disease Committee, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based update using Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group-identified systematic reviews detailing recommendations for the initial evaluation and treatment of a patient with dry eye and a detailed discussion of diagnostic tests.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Cornea/External Disease Committee, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based update using Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group-identified systematic reviews for the initial evaluation, diagnosis, and management of post-LASIK and other corneal ectasias, including a discussion of existing and emerging surgical treatments.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Cornea/External Disease Committee, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based update using Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group-identified systematic reviews detailing recommendations for the initial evaluation of a patient with presumed blepharitis, and for diagnostic tests and treatment.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Cornea/External Disease Committee, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based update using Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group-identified systematic reviews on the diagnosis and management of bacterial keratitis. It contains detailed recommendations for the initial evaluation of a patient with presumed bacterial keratitis, and for diagnostic…
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Cornea/External Disease Committee, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based update using Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group-identified systematic reviews for the initial evaluation and diagnosis of corneal edema and corneal opacification. Management approaches for edema and opacification, including surgical approaches, are discussed separ…
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Vision Rehabilitation Committee, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Outlines how vision rehabilitation can be incorporated in the continuum of ophthalmic care for all ophthalmologists, discusses evaluation of visual function plus a comprehensive resource section and low vision reference materials.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Refractive Management/Intervention Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    An evidence-based update on management of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia with surgery, eyeglasses, and contact lenses, including PRK, epi-LASIK, LASEK, LASIK, intraocular refractive surgery.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    A thorough update of pediatric eye screening and comprehensive pediatric ophthalmic evaluation with tables of recommended ages and methods for pediatric eye screening and indications to refer a child for a comprehensive ophthalmic evaluation.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based update on the diagnosis and management of amblyopia with detailed recommendations for the initial amblyopia evaluation and management options of optical correction, occlusion, penalization, and surgery.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Detailed recommendations for the initial strabismus evaluation and management options for esotropia and exotropia. Treatments discussed include correcting refractive errors, bifocals, prism therapy, amblyopia treatment, convergence exercises, and extraocular muscle surgery.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAPOS and AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) and Academy describe amblyopia and the importance of proper medical treatment.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAPOS and AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) and Academy review the indications for surgical intervention in adult strabismus.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Quality of Care Secretariat, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Provides consensus recommendations for screening low risk and high risk patients for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine toxicity. Published in Ophthalmology, March 2016, Vol. 123, 1386-1394.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Provides guidance on the frequency of ocular examinations, depending upon the individual's age, race, past ocular history, medical history, family history of eye disease, and the types of symptoms or ocular findings encountered.
    Clinical Statement
    from Michelle Lee White, MD, MPH and James Chodosh, MD, MPH. Reviewed and endorsed by the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group.
    A comprehensive HSV keratitis treatment guideline authored by Drs. Michelle Lee White and James Chodosh of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Lists the signs and conditions that warrant prompt referral to an MD or DO, preferably to an ophthalmologist, for definitive diagnosis and necessary medical treatment.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Quality of Care Secretariat, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Describes the risks associated with extended wear contact lenses and recommends patient education about good hygiene.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAP and AAO Communications Advisory Board
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Academy evaluate the role of protective eyewear in reducing the risk of sports-related eye injuries. Eyewear recommendations for most sports are provided.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Quality of Care Secretariat, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Recommends minimum infection prevention guidelines and practices for the protection of patients, staff, and ophthalmologists in the ophthalmic care setting. Draws from current policies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies.
    Clinical Statement