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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. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 14:15

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.

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:00

(Tallahassee) – The Florida Senate confirmed Gov. Rick Scott’s appointment of Dr. Gary Dolin, MD, FACS to the Florida Board of Medicine for a three-year term. Dolin is a former president and Ethics Chairman of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO). 

“I’m honored and humbled by the Governor’s appointment and Senate’s confirmation,” Dolin said shortly after the Senate voted. “Similar to FSO’s mission, the Board of Medicine is here to protect the people of Florida and I’m eager to fulfilling that duty.”

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 20:30

(MIAMI & PALM BEACH)—Fewer than 20 percent of preschool kids are currently being screened for vision problems despite serious, but treatable, eye disorders found in young children.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 18:00

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) presented awards at their Masters in Ophthalmology 2015 annual meeting held at the Breakers in Palm Beach on June 26-28. The awards were given out at the annual business meeting.

The Shaler Richardson, MD Service to Medicine Award:
Joseph Trentacoste, MD

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 15:15

The following individuals were elected to serve as officers of the FSO for the 2015-2016 membership year. The FSO board approved the nominations at its board meeting held in Palm Beach, FL on June 26, 2015. The FSO membership voted unanimously to approve the slate.

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 13:30

Fewer than 20 percent of preschoolers are currently screened for vision problems despite serious, but treatable eye disorders found in young children.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 09:45

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...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 16:15

In 2013, the Florida Legislature passed a law that directly impacts ophthalmologists who "co-manage" surgical patients with optometrists...

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