• About the IRIS Registry

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) is the nation's first comprehensive eye disease clinical registry. The Academy developed it as part of the profession's shared goal of continual improvement in the delivery of eye care.


    Active engagement with the IRIS Registry enables ophthalmologists to fulfill the Clinical Data Registry Reporting measure for the Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange Objective for the Promoting Interoperability Performance Category of the 2019 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. All U.S. ophthalmologist Academy members in good standing are eligible to participate in the IRIS Registry as a free member benefit.