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How do I know if my eye plastic surgeon or eye surgeon is keeping current?

It is our practice commitment to be on the forefront of eyelid and orbital surgery. Dr. Iyengar has not only published extensively in his field, he most recently published a new eyelid syndrome with Dr. Frederick Jakobiec, one of the world’s most famous ophthalmic pathologists at Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.   Patients often ask us for referrals to a good eye surgeon.  We feel there is no substitute for appropriate training and keeping current.  The American Board of Ophthalmology (AAO)  certifies eye surgeons who have completed the appropriate training to become an eye surgeon.  The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) has members who have completed the appropriate training to become an eye plastic surgeon.  Board certification by the AAO is the first step which lasts 10 years after training.  At that time, there is a Maintenance of Certification program to make sure your eye surgeon is staying on top of the most current guidelines and therapies.

Ophthalmologists who participate in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) are board certified and engaged in a program of lifelong learning and improvement. This patient-centered process includes continuing medical education, patient safety learning, knowledge assessments, and quality improvement programs. Like board certification in a medical specialty, MOC is not legally required to practice medicine; however, ophthalmologists who become ABO-certified and participate in MOC do so in support of high-quality patient care. Board-certified ophthalmologists who are completing the MOC process on time, and in accordance with the program rules, are listed as Participating in MOC.  Look for the MOC logo next to your doctor here:

Verify My Eye Surgeon is Participating in Maintenance of Certification

If they do not have that logo stating they are participating the Maintenance of Certification, they have decided that they do not need to keep up with the current treatment paradigms.

Dr. Iyengar has been board-certified for over a decade and has re-certified through the American Board of Ophthalmology through 2030.

 

 

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