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Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 11:15


March 8, 2021


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Florida Doctors Speak Out Against Dangerous Legislation

Senate Bill 876 would allow non-medical doctors to perform surgery and prescribe opioids placing Floridians at serious risk.

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 16:45

News Release


Luxme Hariharan MD, MPH

Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Nicklaus Childrens Pediatric Specialists
Public Relations Chair

Florida Society of Ophthalmology

Phone: 608-239-8629

Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Holiday Shopping Lists

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 17:30

Wellik, Nezgoda, Ruttig, Eichenbaum, Bovee, Kishor, Katz Round out Board Executive Leadership Team

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – (July 1, 2019) – Mayo Clinic Jacksonville cornea and cataract specialist Darby D. Miller, M.D., M.P.H., was re-elected as Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) president during the organization’s Masters in Ophthalmology 2019 annual meeting, held June 28-30 in Hollywood, Fla.

This is Miller’s second consecutive term as the organization’s physician leader.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 13:45

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





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