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Florida bill grants optometry board sole practice oversight

February 27, 2017

Recent legislation specifies that the Florida Board of Optometry would have the sole authority to determine what constitutes the practice of optometry and that a licensed optometrist may complete a board-approved course and examination to become a certified in ophthalmic surgery to perform laser and nonlaser procedures.

Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater, Fla.) filed Senate Bill 1168 in the Florida State Senate to expand the scope of practice for the state’s optometrists.

AMO acquisition puts focus on the patient, J&J chairman says

February 27, 2017
Johnson & Johnson completed the acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics in an all-cash $4.325 billion payment, according to a J&J press release issued today. The…

Bausch + Lomb, Nicox resubmit NDA for latanoprostene bunod

February 27, 2017
Bausch + Lomb and Nicox have resubmitted a new drug application to the FDA for approval of latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution 0.024% once-daily eye drops…

Strategies for enhancing outcomes in cataract surgery for glaucoma

February 27, 2017
In an era in which we are protecting the quality of our patients’ vision over longer periods of time, often for decades, we are more frequently in the position to…
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OCT changes identify DME treatment failure

February 26, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The persistence of macular edema seen on OCT is the hallmark of treatment failure for patients with diabetic macular edema, according to a…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numer-ous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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VIDEO: Most, but not all, refractive procedures safe in relation to endothelial cell loss

February 17, 2017
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