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Massachusetts ODs continue to seek glaucoma privileges

Massachusetts ODs continue to seek glaucoma privileges
November 8, 2017

The Massachusetts Society of Optometrists is working with practitioners, residents and state legislators to ensure its optometric scope of practice is in line with the rest of the country, according to Matthew Forgues, OD, president of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, in an interview with Primary Care Optometry News.

Massachusetts optometrists would have the authority to treat glaucoma and ocular abnormalities of the human eye and the adjoining and adjacent tissue, as well as prescribe all necessary eye-related medications including all anti-infective agents, in proposed legislation H.1169 and S.1242.

Orion cortical visual prosthesis system gets FDA expedited access pathway designation

November 8, 2017
The FDA has granted expedited access pathway designation to Second Sight Medical Products for its Orion cortical visual prosthesis system, according to a company press…

Judge upholds FTC complaint against 1-800 CONTACTS

November 1, 2017
Chief administrative law judge D. Michael Chappell upheld a Federal Trade Commission complaint against 1-800 CONTACTS, “ruling that the agency has proved that the…

The expanded access navigator: Helping patients who need potentially life-saving drug treatments

October 31, 2017
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Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration: Classification and Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Geographic atrophy (GA), an advanced form of age-related macular degradation (AMD) affects approximately 5 million…
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