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The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) nominating committee met on Wednesday, May 26 and was chaired by the president, Sarah Wellik, MD. The membership will vote on the slate below during the Annual Business Meeting, that will be held Saturday, July 10 in conjunction with the Masters in Ophthalmology 2021 meeting in Palm Beach.

“On behalf of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), I would like to thank members of the Florida House and Senate that worked very hard this session to protect the citizens of Florida by ensuring that dangerous optometric surgery legislation did not pass.

The latest edition of The Florida Ophthalmologist is now available. Get the latest updates from the President as well as other important updates on Advocacy, Education and Outreach.

To read the latest copy click here. You will be prompted to login to your FSO account. If you need assistance, please contact the FSO membership manager.

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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.

The AmazonSmile Foundation and the For Eye Care Foundation

Please consider the For Eye Care Foundation (FECF), the Florida Society of Ophthalmology's charitable-arm, when shopping online at Amazon. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible purchases made back to the FECF. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. Use this link to start shopping and giving back: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3051564.

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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.

Crosswalks between ICD-9 lists of covered diagnoses for certain services and the comparable ICD-10 diagnoses were imperfect in some LCDs, such as the Visual Field Testing LCD.  First Coast Service Options was made aware of this problem and corrected the disparities with assistance provided by the FSO Third Party Liaison Committee.

At the FSO Board of Directors meeting held this past June, the Board adopted the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s position on the use of medicinal marijuana for the treatment of glaucoma.

The latest edition of The Florida Ophthalmologist is now available. Get the latest updates from the President as well as other important updates on Advocacy, Education and Outreach.

To read the latest copy click here. You will be prompted to login to your FSO account. If you need assistance, please contact the FSO membership manager.

 

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Upcoming Events

Friday, July 9, 2021 to Sunday, July 11, 2021
The Breakers
Palm Beach, FL
Friday, July 9, 2021 to Sunday, July 11, 2021
The Breakers
Palm Beach, FL
Saturday, July 10, 2021 to Sunday, July 25, 2021

Click here to view the program.

Virtual Meeting
Saturday, July 31, 2021 to Sunday, August 1, 2021
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando, FL
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The For Eye Care Foundation will be offering free vision screenings in conjunction with this event from 9am-1pm ET.

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
West Palm Beach, FL