• 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Retina/Vitreous Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Detailed evidence-based recommendations for prevention, early detection, and treatment by stage of retinopathy with and without macular edema, including a detailed discussion of the relative roles of laser photocoagulation and anti-VEGF therapy in treatment.
    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
    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 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 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 PPP Retina/Vitreous Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Detailed recommendations for evaluation and treatment of macular holes and a discussion of surgical techniques, outcomes and complications of surgery, and predictors of visual results. Treatment recommendations are provided for each stage of macular hole.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Retina/Vitreous Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    New evidence-based PPP discussing the prognosis, risk factors, and treatment options of patients with ophthalmic, retinal, central, and branch artery occlusions.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Cataract/Anterior Segment Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based update discussing the prognosis, risk factors, and treatment options of patients with cataract.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    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 PPP Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based update describing the diagnosis and management of patients with primary angle closure with detailed recommendations for evaluation and treatment options.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline
    from AAO PPP Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based update describing the diagnosis and management of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma with an algorithm for patient management and detailed recommendations for evaluation and treatment options.
    Preferred Practice Pattern Guideline