• H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MDThe H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., M.D. Center for Quality Eye Care was established as a quality of care and health policy research center that advances the accessibility to and appropriateness of eye care services. The work of the Hoskins Center will help ensure that patients continue to receive high quality, evidence-based eye care within a tightening economic environment that demands increased value for services provided.
  • Oct 2013 from OTAC Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Systematic review of the evidence evaluating anterior segment imaging and gonioscopy in the diagnosis of primary angle closure
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    Sep 2013 from OTAC Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Systematic review of the evidence comparing fibrin glue and sutures for the closure of limbal conjunctival incisions following strabismus surgery
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    Apr 2013 from OTAC Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature to compare IOP measurements in children using rebound tonometry and applanation tonometry
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    Mar 2013 from OTAC Refractive Management/Intervention Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature for the outcomes and safety of femtosecond lasers for the creation of corneal flaps for LASIK
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    Feb 2013 from OTAC Retina/Vitreous Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature for the outcomes and safety of interventions for toxoplasma retinochoroiditis
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    Jan 2013 from OTAC Cornea and Anterior Segment Disorders Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature to assess the outcomes and safety of current surgical options and adjuvants for primary and recurrent pterygium
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    Oct 2012 from OTAC Retina/Vitreous Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature supporting the treatment of diabetic macular edema with anti-VEGF pharmacotherapy
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    May 2012 from OTAC Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature to evaluate the role of digital retinal photography in the detection of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
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    Mar 2012 from OTAC Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature to evaluate the role of cryotherapy in the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
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    Nov 2011 from OTAC Oculoplastics and Orbit Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature to determine functional indications for upper eyelid ptosis and blepharoplasty surgery
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    Aug 2011 from OTAC Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature for the effectiveness and safety of laser trabeculoplasty
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    Jul 2011 from OTAC Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of emerging glaucoma surgery techniques
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    May 2011 from OTAC Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature concludes that although technical advances have provided more rapid and varied ways to assess visual function in glaucoma, they are not yet able to definitively diagnose or detect the progression of glaucoma
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    Jan 2011 from OTAC Cornea and Anterior Segment Disorders Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature concludes that deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty appears equivalent to penetrating keratoplasty (PK) for visual acuity outcomes and may be superior to PK for preservation of endothelial cell density
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    Sep 2010 from OTAC Retina/Vitreous Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature concludes that small-gauge PPV has comparable visual benefit to 20-gauge surgery with lower levels of patient discomfort and ocular inflammation
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    Sep 2009 from OTAC Refractive Management/Intervention Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature concludes that phakic IOL (pIOL) implantation is an effective method of correcting myopia and astigmatism.
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    Aug 2009 from OTAC Cornea and Anterior Segment Disorders Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature summarizes safety and outcomes of Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) for the surgical treatment of endothelial diseases of the cornea
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    Dec 2008 from OTAC Cornea and Anterior Segment Disorders Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the complications associated with overnight orthokeratology for myopia.
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    Oct 2008 from OTAC Retina/Vitreous Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature summarizes safety and efficacy of currently available anti-VEGF intravitreal medication for neovascular AMD.
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    Jul 2008 from OTAC Refractive Management/Intervention Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature to support safety and outcomes of wavefront-guided LASIK compared with conventional LASIK.
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    Jun 2008 from OTAC Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based review of the literature summarizes pathophysiology and current clinical concepts and answers clinically relevant questions about aqueous shunts.
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    Feb 2008 from OTAC Oculoplastics/Orbit Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evidence-based analysis of treatment of Graves ophthalmopathy.
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    Oct 2007 from OTAC Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evaluates the use of optic nerve head and retinal nerve fiber layer imaging devices in the management of glaucoma to provide quantitative structural assessment of these structures.
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    Sep 2007 from OTAC Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Reviews the evidence about CCT as a risk factor for progression of ocular hypertension and for the presence and progression of existing POAG.
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    Jun 2007 from OTAC Retina Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Reviews the evidence regarding laser scanning imaging in the management of macular hole and diabetic macular edema.
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    Apr 2006 from OTAC Anterior Segment Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evaluates the safety and effectiveness of the use of dye such as indocyanine green or trypan blue to improve visualization during cataract surgery.
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    Jun 2005 from OTAC Oculoplastics Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Reviews the evidence for safety and effectiveness of botulinum toxin for glabellar, frontal, and lateral canthal rhytids (wrinkles) and the potential functional complications of botulinum toxin cosmetic rejuvenation of the periocular and facial region.
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    Aug 2004 from OTAC Refractive Surgery Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Describes LASIK for hyperopia and astigmatism and examines the evidence of safety and efficacy.
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    Jun 2004 from OTAC Pediatric Ophthalmology Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Evaluates the clinical benefits and complications of strabismus surgery for adults.
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    May 2004 from OTAC Retina Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Describes single-field fundus photography and evaluates its use in screening for diabetic retinopathy.
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    Feb 2004 from OTAC Cornea Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Describes confocal microscopy and evaluates its use in diagnosing infectious keratitis and examining corneal dystrophies, corneal edema, and corneal changes from contact-lenses and refractive surgery.
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    Oct 2003 from OTAC Oculoplastics Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Compares prosthetic and implant motility and the incidence of complications associated with porous and nonporous enucleation implants.
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    Apr 2003 from OTAC Anterior Segment Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Reviews the evidence for safety and effectiveness of IOL insertion in eyes with inadequate capsular support for posterior chamber implantation in the capsular bag or ciliary sulcus.
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    Jan 2002 from OTAC Refractive Surgery Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Describes LASIK for myopia and astigmatism and examines the evidence of safety and efficacy.
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    Dec 2001 from OTAC Oculoplastics Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Reviews the indications, techniques, and complications of endonasal DCR and compares the evidence for effectiveness to external DCR.
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    Nov 2001 from OTAC Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Reviews the indications for cyclophotocoagulation and compares the available evidence of effectiveness for transscleral and endoscopic procedures.
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    Sep 2001 from OTAC Anterior Segment Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Describes the technique of intracameral anesthesia and examines the available evidence to address questions about its effectiveness, possible endothelial and retinal toxicity, and the optimal and maximal dose.
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    Jul 2001 from OTAC Retina Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Describes macular hole surgery and examines the available evidence for efficacy, complications, and modifications to the technique.
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    Feb 2001 from OTAC Glaucoma Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Describes nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery and examines the available evidence to assess the efficacy and complications of the procedures.
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    Dec 2000 from OTAC Retina Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Describes the technique and examines the evidence of effectiveness and safety in reducing visual loss from age-related macular degeneration.
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    Nov 1998 from OTAC Oculoplastics Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Reviews the techniques, risks, and complications of laser blepharoplasty and skin resurfacing.
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    Aug 1998 from OTAC Retina Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Reviews the technique, advantages, and disadvantages of ICG angiography and compares efficacy to standard fluorescein angiography.
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    Aug 1997 from OTAC Cornea Panel, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Describes corneal endothelial photography and examines available evidence for indications, safety, reliability, and effectiveness.
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    Aug 1996 from Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Describes the indications for treatment, preoperative evaluation, techniques, complications, postoperative care, and results of retinal detachment repair.
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    Oct 1994 from Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care
    Reviews the indications, technique, and complications of laser iridotomy and compares it to incisional iridectomy.
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