Ophthalmology’s data science initiative yields important clinical post-surgery insights

Data science continues to gain ground as an immensely powerful tool for medicine, accelerating physicians’ ability to identify new strategies to improve patient care. This is the focus of events at AAO 2015, the 119th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The Academy announced important clinical insights gleaned from its IRIS Registry®, the country’s only national comprehensive database of ophthalmic patient outcomes. These findings revealed new information on rare complications following common eye procedures. The results may have policy implications and influence clinical decisions to help prevent these complications.The IRIS Registry is used by more than 10,000 physicians to benchmark quality of care. Only in its second year of operation, the ophthalmology database is one of the fastest growing medical specialty registries in the world. It is also…


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