Washington—The American Academy of Ophthalmology recently honored Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for his legislative efforts to advancing the quality of eye care available in the United States.

Each year, the academy presents its Visionary Award to members of Congress for their leadership in supporting issues important to ophthalmologists and their patients.

Sen. Brown received the award for his efforts to protect physicians’ rights and patients’ continuity of care. He wrote a critical letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asking the agency to withdraw a redundant government quality-reporting requirement for centers performing cataract surgery.

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