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.
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.
Member Alert: Silicone Oil Droplets Aug 16, 2016
- Rare, Serious Condition Can Affect Patients Following Uncomplicated Cataract Surgery—Exploring Possible Link to Vancomycin August 27, 2015
- White paper: A Review of the Frequency and Possible Pathogenesis of Sterile Endophthalmitis Associated With Intravitreal Injections
- Report and talking points: MMWR Notes and CDC Talking Points from the Field: Fungal Endophthalmitis
- Retina Times article: Considerations for chromovitrectomy: Implications of endophthalmitis outbreak associated with Brilliant Blue G
Jeffrey S. Heier, MD, Chair
Mina Chung, MD
Harry W. Flynn Jr, MD
Sunir J. Garg, MD, FACS
Paul Hahn, MD, PhD
Judy E. Kim, MD
Michael A. Singer, MD
Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD