National Ophthalmic Outcomes Library

    Sponsored by: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Alexandria, VA.

    Managed by: Summit Medical Systems in Minnetonka, MN.

    Criteria: Must be a member of the society.

    Assessment: Cataract surgery, keratorefractive surgery, and patient satisfaction.

    Reports: Reports based on national aggregate data are published twice a year. Data-base members can run individual reports at any time.

    Technical support: Free of charge (by telephone) for the first six months.

    Cost: Purchase software for $7,000 for each surgical outcomes/visual function module and $2,500 for the patient satisfaction module. Training in Minneapolis costs $1,900. Annual maintenance fee of $840 starts after the first six months and includes software updates, technical support, and participation in the national database.

    Contact: Todd Ziesmer, National Accounts Manager, Summit Medical Systems, 10900 Red Circle Drive, Suite 100, Minnetonka, MN 55343-9106. Telephone: (800) 767-0766.