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January 1991

Vision Research in Departments of Ophthalmology: An Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Perspective

Author Affiliations

St Louis, Mo; Milwaukee, Wis; Pittsburgh, Pa; Baltimore, Md; Madison, Wis; Los Angeles, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(1):41-45. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080010043029

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• A research committee of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology disseminated a survey questionnaire to determine the state of research in departments of ophthalmology across the United States. The questionnaire contained 71 questions that were designed to assess attitudes and trends within members' departments and to solicit suggestions from the membership. Of the 145 members and affiliates queried, 140 responded. While the results of the survey indicate significant diversity among departments, departmental chairpersons view research as a major priority in the goals of their departments, and they envision maintenance or expansion of research over the next decade. The survey results have been collated and serve now as the basis for this Association of University Professors position article.

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