Cataract Innovators: Patient Education

Cataract InnovatorsCongratulations to the centers listed below for achieving Cataract Innovator status for Patient Education. Cataract Innovators is the gold standard for AMSURG ophthalmology centers; it is also a program designed to assist AMSURG ophthalmology centers in the process of achieving Cataract Innovators status.


To be considered a Cataract Innovator for Patient Education, the following must be in place at the center:

  • Center collaborates with physician practice(s) schedulers on a regular basis to evaluate and improve the pre-op education process
  • “Patient Information Brochures” which provide detailed, easy to understand pre-op instructions are provided to the patient and available on the Center’s website.
  • Practice has identified a patient education coordinator who discusses pre op instructions, IOL options and other related patient information.


Cataract Innovator Centers for Patient Education:

EyeCare Consultants Surgery Center

Evansville, Ind.

Center Leader: Nancy Roby

Foundation for Advanced Eye Care 

Sunrise, Fla.

Center Leader: Melanie Spagnoli

McCannel Eye Surgery

Edina, Minn.

Center Leader: Nikki Madison

Minneapolis Eye Center 

Golden Valley, Minn.

Center Leader: Jennifer Cornelius

Physicians’ Eye Surgery Center

Charleston, S.C.

Center Leader: Jennifer Blanton

The Eye Surgery Center 

Bloomfield, Conn.

Center Leader: Lorie Duzan

AMSURG Ophthalmology centers have access to the Cataract Innovators training program.