The Cornea Society has been active, dedicated, and committed to the advancement of the understanding of diseases of the cornea and external eye. The Cornea Society is the single largest subspecialty society representing the subspecialty fields of cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery. Currently yearly dues are $300.00 which includes a subscription to the Journal Cornea.
There are currently three categories for membership:
Application for Candidate membership shall be restricted to individuals who are actively enrolled in medical education and/or training (i.e., medical students, residents, and fellows). Individuals are eligible for Candidate membership till the end of the calendar year following the year in which they completed their training. A member may not retain Candidate status for more than five (5) years. The application must include verification of fellowship status and current curriculum vitae. The first year of membership dues for Candidate members is waived. Current yearly membership dues are $300.00, which includes a subscription to the Cornea journal.
Member category is open to board-certified ophthalmologists (ABO or foreign equivalent) or PhDs engaged in research in visual science. Current yearly membership dues are $300.00, which includes a subscription to the Cornea journal.
Member with Thesis:
Member with Thesis category is limited to individuals who are board-certified ophthalmologists (ABO or foreign equivalent), and completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease of at least one year's duration in a program approved by the Board of Directors, or have a minimum of five (5) years post-residency experience with a substantial portion in cornea and external disease. The application must be sponsored by two (2) Member with Thesis individuals, and include a completed application, curriculum vitae, thesis, and the application fee of $150. The thesis shall represent clinical or basic research work performed after completion of fellowship training. This requirement may also be fulfilled by a published paper in the Cornea journal. The applicant must be the primary contributor of the paper. Published case reports and small clinical series are not suitable to fulfill the thesis requirement. Current yearly membership dues are $300.00, which includes a subscription to the Cornea journal.