OCT 2012

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6 Cornea Society News – published quarterly by the Cornea Society Updates from the Cornea journal Society, you receive a subscription to the journal Cornea, which includes a print copy of the journal in addition to online access at www.corneajrnl.com. Make sure to check out the September issue online now, which includes Clinical Science, Basic Investigations, Case Reports, and Technique articles, in addition to Letters to the Editor. Several key articles from this issue are high- lighted below. T Highlights from the September issue Stromal Rejection Following Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty: Implications for Postoperative Care Olson, Evan A., Tu, Elmer Y., Basti, Surendra. Cornea. 31(9):969-973, September 2012 Corneal stromal rejection occurs at a significant rate, about 25%, after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), suggesting the value of long-term topical steroid use post-operatively. he September issue of Cornea has been released and should have arrived in your mailbox. As a member of the Cornea Clinical Utility of Objective Tests for Dry Eye Disease: Variability Over Time and Implications for Clinical Trials and Disease Management Sullivan, Benjamin D., Crews, Leslie A., Sönmez, Bars, de la Paz, Maria F., Comert, Ebru, Charoenrook, Victor, de Araujo, Aline L., Pepose, Jay S., Berg, Michael S., Kosheleff, Valerie P., Lemp, Michael A. Cornea. 31(9):1000-1008, September 2012 Tear film osmolarity may provide a less variable measure of dry eye disease than other markers, and its decrease may predict improvement in ocular symptoms. Interested in reviewing, getting CME? The journal is continually looking for new peer reviewers to analyze articles submitted to Cornea for quality and relevance to the discipline. If you are interested in reviewing, please contact Leslie Burke, Cornea journal production coordinator, at lburke@corneasociety. org. Reviewers of journal articles will soon have the chance to earn three AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for their effort. Stay tuned for more infor- mation. Impact factor released Thomson Reuters recently released the 2011 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), showing new impact factors for journals in the field of ophthalmology. Cornea's two-year impact factor is 1.733, and its five-year impact factor is 2.116, indicating that the average article in the journal is cited a little more than two times. Impact factor is a measurement of the frequency by which an article in a scholarly journal is cited in a particular year and is calculated by taking the number of citations in a particular time period and dividing it by the number of published articles within that same time period. It is considered by many, particularly researchers, to be a measure of a journal's influence and prestige. Being indexed in the Journal Citation Reports is an impressive feat as only 56 journals in the field of ophthalmology are chosen to be indexed. Congratulations to the editorial and publishing teams and journal editorial board and reviewers for their ongoing commitment and dedication to delivering high-quality content and enabling improved clinical practice and patient care globally. CS Cornea Society Business Meeting The Cornea Society Business Meeting will take place on Friday November 9 during the Fall Educational Symposium at the Palmer house Hotel. All Member with Thesis of the Cornea Society are encouraged to attend. FCC program provides quality training, mentorship mology fellowship training programs in the U.S. and Canada. It offers educa- tional standards for each individual fellowship and, by proxy, serves to protect not only the public but the educational institutions that provide training and, importantly, the trainees. The charter also provides the FCC the powers of accountability and enforce- B eginning in 2005, the AUPO- FCC (Fellowship Compliance Committee) program was conceived to oversee ophthal- ment for this process, overseen by the AUPO. Participation in the program is voluntary, but once certified through an initial application and review, exit surveys from fellows completing the programs are reviewed on a yearly basis, and an extensive review of the program is carried out every 3 years to confirm that programs remain in com- pliance. Since its inception, the Cornea Society has played an integral role in continued on page 7

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