Centers to evaluate TASS outbreaks

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) has established a center at the University of Utah to evaluate unexplained cases of postoperative inflammation or endophthalmitis. This center is under the direction of Nick Mamalis, MD, who has developed protocols to be used in the evaluation of patients with TASS.

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) has established a center at the University of Utah to evaluate unexplained cases of postoperative inflammation or endophthalmitis. This center is under the direction of Nick Mamalis, MD, who has developed protocols to be used in the evaluation of patients with TASS. The contact information is:

Intermountain Ocular Research Center Director, Nick Mamalis, MD John A. Moran Eye Center University of Utah School of Medicine 50 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84132 Phone: 801/581-6586 E-mail: nick.mamalis@hsc.utah.edu/.

In addition, Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, has also formed a response team at the Emory University Eye Center, which has the CDC adjacent to its medical campus for assistance in evaluating and preventing further cases or outbreaks or for the investigation and analysis of TASS. The contact information is: