The Integrated Ophthalmic Managed Eyecare Delivery Task Force will suggest to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery board the formation of an ASCRS committee comprising both optometrists and ophthalmologists, according to a task force member.
Marlane J. Brown, OD, FAAO, told PRIMARY CARE OPTOMETRY NEWS that she was encouraged by the proceedings of the task force meeting during the ASCRS annual meeting in San Francisco. The IOMED educational program debuted there, and the task force met to discuss future plans.
“They want there to be an integrated eye care committee with optometrists sitting on the panel. This new group would actually have a voice on the ASCRS governing board,” Brown said. More »