• 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 From American Academy of Optometry and American Academy of Ophthalmology Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    This statement applies to anyone who may consider getting contact lenses without a proper prescription and/or without proper contact lens care. Risks include corneal abrasions, corneal ulcers and potentially vision-threatening infections.
    Clinical Statement
    from Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, Section on Ophthalmology; American Association of Certified Orthoptists; American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; and American Academy of Ophthalmology
    This clinical report recommends that physicians consider abuse in the differential diagnosis of pediatric eye trauma. A thorough eye examination is required, including indirect ophthalmoscopy through a dilated pupil for the evaluation of possible retinal hemorrhages.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Patients in the hospital may experience ocular conditions, e.g., pain, redness and visual loss, or manifestation of their systemic disease. Medical personnel should not hesitate to seek an ophthalmologist’s evaluation and guidance when appropriate for their patients.
    Clinical Statement
    from ASCRS, OOSS, AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    These guidelines are intended to assist ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in their efforts to adopt appropriate practices for the cleaning and sterilization of intraocular surgical instruments. They are provided for scientific, educational, and informational purposes only.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Telemedicine Task Force
    This statement provides an overview of telemedicine for ophthalmology and highlights issues that will shape the development and implementation of telemedicine for ophthalmology in the near future.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    The Academy describes the rate of glaucoma and more severe stages of glaucoma across different racial groups in the Registry in Glaucoma Outcomes Research (RiGOR) study. In this update, study doctors assess open-angle glaucoma (OAG) patients.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    The Academy shows the results of the comparative effectiveness study in the Registry in Glaucoma Outcomes Research in an infographic.
    Clinical Statement
    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 Cornea Society and AAO Quality of Care Secretariat, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    The current evidence supports the use of the Herpes zoster vaccine in immunocompetent people age 50 years and older. FDA labeling confirms the efficacy of the vaccine in this population.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Quality of Care Secretariat, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Stem-cell therapy holds promise for the repair, restoration and regeneration of dysfunctional cells in the eye. These treatments require further scientific evaluation to assure their safety and efficacy in clinical trials under the aegis of the FDA.
    Clinical Statement
    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 AAO Quality of Care Secretariat, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus. The mild course of disease can include nonpurulent conjunctivitis. As of May 11, 2016, there were 503 reported travel-associated Zika virus disease cases in the continental US. There is no specific antiviral treatment at this time.
    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 Committee on Eye Banks, AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Provides recommendations for federal initiatives pertaining to the National Organ Transplant Act with the aim of maintaining the high quality of the current eye banking system.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAP, AAPOS, AACO, and AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Vision screening is crucial for the detection of visual and systemic disorders. It should begin in the newborn nursery and continue throughout childhood. This AAP clinical report provides details regarding methods for pediatricians to use for screening.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAP, AAPOS, AACO, and AAO Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Appropriate visual assessments help identify children who may benefit from early interventions to correct or improve vision. Examination should begin in the nursery and continue throughout both childhood and adolescence during routine well-child visits.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Quality of Care Secretariat, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Contrary to some manufacturers' instructions for use, it is our position that enzymatic detergents should not be required for intraocular instruments.
    Clinical Statement
    from AAO Quality of Care Secretariat, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Supports the Academy's position that all laser surgery for medical purposes, including opthalmic laser surgery, should be performed only by licensed MDs or DOs.
    Clinical Statement
    from AGS Patient Care Committee
    Questions from American Glaucoma Society (AGS) members, answered by Dr. Wiley Chambers, FDA Deputy Director for the Division of Transplant and Ophthalmology Products.
    Clinical Statement