The Eye Surgery Education Council (ESEC) provides information and support to help patients and their families make informed decisions about the different types eye surgery to improve vision. Developed by members of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the ESEC is backed by the knowledge and expertise of some of the nation’s leading ophthalmologists.
Officially launched in June of 2002 at the ASCRS’ Annual Symposium and Congress, in 2003 the ESEC came under the administration of the ASCRS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission that includes ophthalmic research, charitable eye care programs in the third world and eye surgery education for the public.
All ESEC activity is supervised by a medical advisory board of prominent independent ophthalmologists, and draws upon a nationwide bureau of medical experts to spearhead its educational initiatives.
The information provided on this site is intended to provide educational information and is not intended to establish a particular standard of care, provide an exhaustive discussion of the subject of eye surgery, or serve as a substitute for the application of the individual physician’s medical judgment in the particular circumstances presented by each patient care situation.
Candidates and prospective candidates for eye surgery should likewise understand that the information provided on this site is educational in nature and is not intended to serve as a substitute for medical advice. The decision whether to undergo eye surgery must be made by each individual based on the relevant facts and circumstances acting in consultation with an ophthalmologist.
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