OCT 2012

EyeWorld is the official news magazine of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

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Cornea Society News – published quarterly by the Cornea Society FCC continued from page 6 the development and sponsorship of the FCC and was one of two founding subspecialties (the other being pediatric ophthalmology) to offer these stan- dards in its first year. The FCC has grown tremendously over the subse- quent years to include glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, surgical retina, uveitis, and ophthalmic pathology, confirming the benefits of the process. Michael Belin, MD, who now serves as vice chair of the FCC, and David Glasser, MD, were integral in the development and maintenance of these standards for cornea fellowship train- ing, which are now in the process of being adapted for use internationally. These detail minimum standards for every aspect of fellowship training including, but not limited to, facilities, surgical and clinical volume, didactics, and faculty qualifications in the area of research and mentorship. The standards and rigorous reviews are designed to not only ensure quality clinical training for the fellows but to provide mentorship for these fellows to become contributors to the field of cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery. The full description of the require- ments and the programs currently in compliance are listed on the AUPO-FCC website (www.aupofcc.org) as well as noted in the program descriptions available through the SF match website. These programs should be proud of their role in providing corneal fellows with the assurance that they will have the opportunity to achieve their goals and in providing the field of cornea with the next generation of skilled clinicians and leaders. CS DUES NOTICE 2013 Dues Notices will be mailed to members in early November. The Society is requesting members provide a current email address when they renew their dues. The Society is transitioning to an online member- ship renewal system. 7

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