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Masters in Ophthalmology 2014 Annual Meeting Slides and Recordings

Don’t forget another great FSO benefit is that you have special access to download slides and recordings from the Masters in Ophthalmology 2014 Annual Meeting. Click here, and you will be directed to the FSO community login page. Enter your username and password and once logged in, you will be directed to the slides and audio.

In addition to the slides and recordings, you can also access slides from the various subspecialty breakout sessions including: Cornea/Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Retina-Vitreous.


Florida Society of Ophthalmology Names Officers for the 2014-2015 Term

The following individuals were elected to serve as officers of the FSO for the 2014-2015 membership year. The FSO board approved the nominations at its board meeting held in Orlando, FL on June 20, 2014. The FSO membership voted unanimously to approve the slate.

President: Rick Bendel, MD
President-Elect: Brad Oren, MD
Vice President of Advocacy: Krishna Kishor, MD
Vice President of Education: David Eichenbaum, MD
Vice President of Outreach: Stacey Kruger, MD
Secretary-Treasurer: Adam Katz, MD
Immediate Past-President: Jaime Membreno, MD

For more information on the FSO officers, go to www.mdeye.org/soc_news.php


Sports-Related Eye Injuries Blind Thousands of People Each Year

As millions take to the playing field this spring, the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons warns the public that thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye injuries. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month this April, the Florida Society of Ophthalmology along with the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds coaches, parents and athletes of the importance of wearing eye protection - whether for Little League or the Majors.

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Approved Co-Management Consent Forms

There has been a recent change in the Florida law regarding co-management of patients. The new law took effect on July 1, 2013. The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and its general counsel have worked closely with OMIC to develop two sample forms to aid you in compliance with the new law.

You should consult with your own personal attorney if you have specific questions regarding your co-management practices and to ensure billing protocols comply with these requirements.

wordPatient-Specific Transfer of Care Letter from Surgeon

wordPatient Informed Consent to Co-Management of Postoperative Care


Cataract Informed Consent Form

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology seeks to better protect ophthalmologists and our patients throughout the informed consent process, particularly in the area of cataract surgery. Because Florida law currently fails to describe the recognized risks of cataract surgery, a substantial number of "recognized risks" associated with cataract surgery continue to be improperly reported to regulators as "Code 15" adverse incidents.

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Patient/Public Resources

Ophthalmologists/Optometrists: The Difference

Optometrists and Oral Prescribing Privileges Talking Points

FSO Press Release: Eye Patient Protection Act Bill

Investigation into the Blindness of 8 Veterans

Watch House Health Quality Committee Hearing of 2/7/2013

Watch Senate Health Policy Committee Hearing of 2/21/2013

Watch Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services of 3/6/2013

What can I do to assist?

Contribute to FOCUS, CCE

Participate in the FSO President's Leadership Circle

Other Advocacy Issues

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4/15/2015
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