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50th Anniversary of ASCRS

50th Anniversary of ASCRS


In 1974, a small group of industrious ophthalmologists, passionate about intraocular lenses, created a society to serve as a welcome space for discussion, innovation, and advocacy of these implants. The Society over the last 50 years has become the leading subspecialty organization dedicated to the needs of anterior segment surgeons. Be inspired by this history and part of defining the future throughout the 2024 ASCRS Annual Meeting.

Special Recognitions

The meeting will kick off Friday, April 5 in the late afternoon, with a cocktail reception for members and exhibiting attendees. Take a look back at the rich history of ASCRS.

There will also be a celebratory cake in the ASCRS Exhibit Hall on Friday.

Party Like It's 1974

The ASCRS ASOA Party for a Purpose is poised to celebrate the founding of ASCRS, transporting attendees back to 1974. All attendees of the Annual Meeting and their guests are invited to this kickoff, Friday, April 5. Admission is free; proceeds at this fundraising event benefit the sight-restoring work of the ASCRS Foundation.

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Time Machine

Step back into a practice from 1974, the year ASCRS (then AIOIS) was founded. From the shag carpeting in the waiting room to the instrumentation in the clinic, this installation in the ASCRS Exhibit Hall will be a blast from the past.