ESCRS celebrates dual milestones for EUREQUO Registry

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The EUREQUO Annual Report celebrates 15 years and over 4 million surgical procedures in the registry.

A map of Europe with a digital overlay showing abstract data points. Image credit: ©garrykillian – stock.adobe.com

After 15 years, the registry has grown to include data on over 4 million surgical procedures. Image credit: ©garrykillian – stock.adobe.com

Ahead of next week’s annual meeting, the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) released results from its yearly report. The European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (EUREQUO) is an ESCRS-funded database of surgical cataract and refractive procedures across 17 countries. In a press release, ESCRS President Oliver Findl announced that with the release of the 2022 – 2023 Annual Report, the database has grown to include over 4 million procedures.1

“This ESCRS funded project has resulted in more than 18 peer review publications and presentations since its inception and has become a robust data source for European ophthalmologists,” Findl said in the news release.1 He added that, 15 years after its inception, the registry has grown to include the European Cornea and Cell Transplantation Registry (ECCTR) and the European Registry of Childhood Cataract (EuReCCA), the latter of which was established just last year. Among the registries that are part of the EUREQUO, the Portugal Cataract Registry, established in 2017, is the newest addition.

Anders Behndig and Mor Dickman, chairs of the ESCRS Registries Steering Committee, said they look forward to further expanding the reach of the project. In 2024, the ESCRS hopes to expand the EUREQUO to include reporting clinics in the United Kingdom, Spain and Germany. “EUREQUO is one of the largest international IT projects in ophthalmology, connecting surgeons all over the world, providing a network to facilitate the exchange of information,” the co-chairs explained.1

The annual report is available now. According to ESCRS, its aims are to improve treatment and standards of care for patients, improve patient safety best practice and help develop evidence-based guidelines for surgery in the cataract and refractive space. Read the full report here: https://www.escrs.org/about-escrs/registries/eurequo/

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  1. ESCRS Releases the 2022-2023 EUREQUO Annual Report. News release. European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. August 30, 2023.
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