The purpose of this Society is to advance education, research, and the quality of the clinical practice in oculofacial plastic surgery including aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery specializing in the face, orbits, eyelids and lacrimal system. Advocating on behalf of patients and members has become a core responsibility. The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery (ASPORS) was founded in 1969 to establish a qualified body of surgeons who have training and experience in this highly specialized field. The Society has over 580 national and international members.
Fellowship in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery indicates the surgeon has a special interest and training in this subspecialty, and that he or she is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology or its equivalent. While board certification and fellowship cannot guarantee a perfect surgical result, these credentials do identify the member surgeon as one who has met specific training requirements including written and oral examinations in this field.
ASOPRS holds two official meetings yearly and has done so for the past 40 years. Additional meetings have been endorsed or co-sponsored in the past with universities and other medical groups such as the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology.
ASOPRS has joined the Physician’s Coalition for Injectable safety and also the Physician’s Aesthetic Coalition in an effort to better educate and protect the public and enhance the educational experience of our members. The efforts of the “core four” aesthetic groups: The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery should improve patient safety, education of the public, and the training of the members of each organization.