Adverse Events Reporting

The ASRS Research and Safety in Therapeutics (ReST) Committee is dedicated to keeping you apprised of adverse events (AEs) associated with all retina drugs and devices. Our peer-to-peer reporting system serves as a post-market data and safety monitor to help protect patients.

The committee works closely with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify and investigate AEs.

The ReST Committee has investigated numerous AEs and has alerted ASRS members about events ranging from cases of ocular inflammation/noninfectious endophthalmitis following intravitreal injections to cases of suspected fungal endophthalmitis following adjuvant-assisted vitrectomy procedures.

Report AEs to the ReST Committee

If any of your patients experience an adverse event, report it to the ReST Committee as soon as possible. A ReST Committee member will follow up with you to gather detailed information about the AE, work with industry where appropriate, and assess whether the situation warrants an alert to ASRS members.

Report an adverse event.

In addition, please report all adverse events to the manufacturer and FDA Medwatch.

Patient Safety Updates

The ReST Committee conducts literature reviews and drafts white papers and articles to provide members with timely information about emerging events impacting patient safety.

Committee members

Geoffrey G. Emerson, MD, PhD, Chair
Netan Choudhry, MD, FACS(C)
Harry W. Flynn Jr, MD
Sunir J. Garg, MD, FACS
Roger A. Goldberg, MD, MBA
Paul Hahn, MD, PhD
Stephen J. Kim, MD
Jennifer I. Lim, MD
Joel Pearlman, MD, PhD
Eric W. Schneider, MD
Michael A. Singer, MD
Homayoun Tabandeh, MD
Andre J. Witkin, MD
Robert W. Wong, MD
Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD