Sunday, May 4, 2014

Louisiana Considers Allowing ODs to Operate

“The medical community strongly opposes the optometry bills [before the Louisiana legislature]. Optometrists write that Senate 568 and House Bill 1065 would provide improved patient access to care by allowing optometrists to perform ophthalmic surgery. They describe these procedures as ‘noninvasive,’” reports The Town Talk. “In fact, these bills would allow optometrists to perform more than 120 different surgical procedures inside the eye, behind the eye, and around the eye by scalpel, laser or injection. Their use of the word ‘noninvasive’ betrays a lack of understanding of the surgery and a lack of respect for the complexity of the human body. Surgery by definition is invasive.” Read more.

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