ESCRS and ASCRS celebrate 10 years of co-editing cataract/refractive journal

September 10, 2005

Lisbon, Portugal – The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) celebrated 10 years of co-editing the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the ESCRS Congress President’s Dinner on Friday night.

Lisbon, Portugal – The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) celebrated 10 years of co-editing the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the ESCRS Congress President’s Dinner on Friday night.

The societies commemorated the event in 1995 when Emanuel Rosen, editor of the European Journal of Implant and Refractive Surgery, and Stephen Obstbaum, MD, then editor of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, agreed to combine their journals to publish a “definitive peer-review journal on anterior segment surgery.” Following approvals of the board of both societies, the new Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery was launched in January 1996 with Rosen and Dr. Obstbaum as co-editors.

Over the last 10 years, the journal has grown in strength and stature in the ophthalmic community. Today, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is co-edited by Rosen in the United Kingdom and Douglas Koch, MD, in the United States. Associate editors are Thomas Kohnen, MD, of Germany, and Nicholas Mamalis, MD, of the United States. The journal is published monthly by Elsevier Science.