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If you have a child or a grandchild under the age of five, getting him or her a vision screening is imperative, according to a West Palm Beach eye doctor.  

Dr. David Cano is a member of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and Chairman of the For Eye Care Foundation, which is the Society's charitable arm. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 16:00

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) coordinated free pediatric vision screenings in Miami Saturday, resulting in more than 15 percent of children screened requiring follow-up care. Read More

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 16:00

Florida Senate Sees Pediatric Vision Screening a Priority

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 11:15

From the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 14:45

As consumers begin to plan their Halloween costumes, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is launching an aggressive, multimedia education campaign highlighting the dangers of decorative contact lenses obtained without a prescription. The effort was spurred in part by a Council Advisory Recommendation and ongoing member reports about patients treated for decorative lens-related injuries and infections.

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 11:45

FSO members have special access to download slides and recordings from the Masters in Ophthalmology 2011 Annual Meeting. Please use this and you will be directed to the FSO community login page. Please enter your username and password to begin viewing the slides and listening to audio recordings of the sessions from the Masters in Ophthalmology 2011 Annual Meeting.

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 10:30

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) is proud to be honored as the 2011 recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's State Affairs Star Award. The FSO was given this special award for its role in developing the informed consent form for cataract.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:30

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it has reinstated bevicizumab (Avastin) as an option to treat wet AMD. The VA now will permit one patient dose per manufacturer's vial of Avastin. On Sept. 2, the VA said it would cease ophthalmic use of Avastin pending an internal investigation into infections in its facilities. The VA has determined that the adverse events were not related to the drug itself.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 10:15

Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., made a special appearance at the OPHTHPAC 25th anniversary celebration during the Academys Annual Meeting. During his remarks, Rep. Webster commended Academy members for their political activism, which has lead to victories in preventing Medicare payment cuts and increasing physician pay, blocking federal efforts to expand inappropriate optometric scope of practice, increasing funding for basic eye research and expanding vision-care services for uninsured children.

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 10:15

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released the 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The rule reflects a 1 percent increase in Medicare reimbursement for ophthalmologists as a result of a scheduled increase in practice expenses, advanced by the Academy and first implemented in 2010. The increase, however, will be eclipsed by a 30 percent cut driven by the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula on Jan. 1, unless Congress takes action to stop it.

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 10:15





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