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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.

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EMRs inconsistent with patient-reported eye symptoms

February 28, 2017
Significant numbers of symptoms reported by patients on an eye symptom questionnaire were not included in the electronic medical records, according to a study. The…
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Intravitreal sirolimus effectively reduced vitreous haze in uveitis patients in two studies

February 27, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two phase 3 studies found 440 µg of intravitreal sirolimus effectively reduced vitreous haze scores to 0 at 5 months’ follow-up for…

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…
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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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