On March 1, 2015, the members of the Cornea, External Disease, And Refractive Society (CEDARS) and the American Society of Progressive Enterprising Surgeons (ASPENS) decided to merge into one group, the CEDARS/ASPENS Society.

The merger of CEDARS and ASPENS combines the talents of two exceptional groups of physicians who have worked together on many projects in the past. The now 52 member Society is excited about the future and already has many events planned at the upcoming ASCRS in April.