Surgery

California Passes Historic Bill Allowing Optometric Surgery

The state’s nearly 7,000 ODs will soon have the opportunity to pursue laser procedures, lesion removal, several types of injections and corneal crosslinking.
09/01/2022

Laser Refractive Surgery in Kids May Mitigate Amblyopia

While not a perfect solution, a review study by the Academy of Ophthalmology found that it may yield some improvement, though long-term safety data is lacking.
08/24/2022

Post-op Visual Outcomes Dependent on RRD Repair Times

Macula-off cases should be operated on within three days, while macula-on procedures are most effective within the first 24 hours.
08/08/2022

POAG Patients with High Polygenic Risk Receive Trab Sooner

Findings from a recent study highlight the strong association between family history of glaucoma and earlier surgical intervention.
07/15/2022

Adding Lasers to Your Practice

Learn how you and your staff can prepare to incorporate this service when your state adds it to the clinical scope.
06/15/2022

Bringing Incisions and Injections to Your Clinic

This article—the first of a four-part series on optometric scope expansion—discusses how to incorporate these services into your practice flow.
05/15/2022

Online Survey Yields RCE Patient Profile

Respondents—primarily Caucasian females—reported pain upon awakening, most often treated with hypertonic ointment. Debridement was somewhat uncommon.
05/13/2022

Updated Benchmarks For PDR Complications, Visual Outcomes

Techniques that have modernized since the 2000s have improved patient results.
03/29/2022

Non-ophthalmologists Can Perform YAG Capsulotomies, Too

This study found no change in outcome or complication rate when the operator was an advanced nurse practitioner.
03/03/2022

Those Pesky Floaters

Vitrectomy is a safe option to rid patients of vitreous opacities.
02/15/2022

Upcoming Events

November 11-13, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando
Location: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 10-11, 2022

Retina Update 2022
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
Up to 11 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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