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The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, INC. Pediatric Ophthalmology Research Fund


The American Academy of Ophthalmology IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research In Sight) is the largest single-specialty medical database in the world (learn more about IRIS Registry). Latest IRIS Registry participation numbers show that there are: -

  • 15,896 physicians from 3,080 practices contracted to integrate with electronic health records 
  • 367 million patient visits
  • 66 million unique patients

The IRIS Registry is a unique resource for the evaluation of critical questions in ophthalmology. A list of publications and prior awardees are listed on  IRIS Registry contains data on the following disease conditions to provide a few specific examples:

    • The rate of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery; the visual outcome of patients with endophthalmitis; and specific risk factors associated with developing endophthalmitis.
    • The rate of endophthalmitis after anti-VEGF injections across different agents, and the comparative effectiveness of these agents based on visual acuity outcomes.
    • The prevalence of myopic choroidal neovascularization in the United States, based on both diagnostic code information and clinical data.
    • The treatment patterns for patients with myopic choroidal neovascularization, including the visual acuity outcomes for those treated and those not treated.
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