The 2019 Legislative Session is a few weeks away. The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) is expecting a busy session this year. Your leadership has been working very hard behind the scenes to prepare.
News from the FSO
Cavuoto, Ruttig, Eichenbaum, Wellik, Maharaj, Kishor, Katz round out board executive leadership
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Darby Miller, M.D., officially assumed the role of Florida Society of Ophthalmology president at Masters in Ophthalmology 2018, FSO’s annual meeting, held June 8-10 in Orlando.
Florida Society of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology share patient stories, urge Halloween revelers to avoid over-the-counter lenses
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 25, 2017) – Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. The Florida Society of Ophthalmology joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses.
August 22, 2017
At the Florida Society of Ophthalmology Board of Directors meeting held in June 2017, the Board adopted the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s position on the use of medicinal marijuana for the treatment of glaucoma.
To read the AAO's position, please click here.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (August 18, 2017) – With the solar eclipse fast approaching, people across Florida are making plans to experience the remarkable occasion on Monday.
Miller, Cavuoto, Nezgoda, Eichenbaum, Kruger, join board executive leadership
JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), the preeminent professional association for medical and osteopathic doctors who specialize in vision care, elected Krishna Kishor, M.D. as president at its annual meeting, Masters in Ophthalmology 2017, held June 2-4 in Miami, Fla.
HB 1037 will likely be heard in the House Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday, April 20. We are encouraging members to write their legislators and ask their patients to do so as well to tell them to VOTE NO against HB 1037. Click here to write to your legislator.
Dr. Adam Katz, President of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology today released the following statement after HB 1037 passed out of the Health Quality Subcommittee.
Dear Ophthalmology Colleagues,
"This proposed legislation puts the health and well-being of millions of Floridians at risk. This bill would grant broad and unprecedented surgical privileges to optometrists who are not medical doctors, never attended medical school, and who are certainly not adequately trained to perform scalpel surgery, laser surgery, or prescribe narcotics.