The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) is a non-profit organization, created with the aim of advancing the field of tear film and ocular surface science and education. TFOS operates by assembling global experts in the field into subcommittees and performing workshops to discuss what the state of the art is in ocular surface scientific and medical research, and to understand what approaches work most effectively in the clinic. Prof. Farhad Hafezi, Medical Director of the ELZA Institute, in Dietikon, Zurich, Switzerland reports that he is “very honoured” to have been chosen to be part of the TFOS Workshop Elective Medications & Procedures Subcommittee Members.
The subcommittee, chaired by Prof. José Gomes of UNIFESP, Brazil, will focus on the impacts of over-the-counter medications (such as multivitamins), elective medicines (such as contraceptives, acne medications, and anti-androgens for benign prostatic hypertrophy), and elective surgical procedures (such as laser refractive surgery and corneal cross-linking [CXL]) on the ocular surface of patient’s eyes.
Regarding the appointment, it was said by Farhad Hafezi “TFOS subcommittees provide important expert guidance for the management of ocular diseases, and it is a great privilege to serve them”.
TFOS was founded and incorporated as a non-profit organization to facilitate forward momentum in ophthalmological research. The Society’s Global Ambassador and membership programs foster collaboration among scientists, clinicians and industry professionals to help the world see better.
- Advance research, promote literacy and educational aspects of the tear film and ocular surface
- Organize and coordinate international conferences, meetings, workshops, seminars and events to promote better understanding of the tear film and ocular surface
- Stimulate interactions among members, and attract new members with diverse disciplinary interests and expertise (e.g. basic scientists, academic clinicians and industry representatives) into the field of the tear film and ocular surface
To learn more about TFOS, click here.