Posts - Safe Surgery NC

Video: Sometimes, Good Intentions Just Turn Out Bad

Sometimes, good intentions just turn out bad. Just look at the issue of healthcare. More problems than solutions. Here in Raleigh, we have the Enhanced Access to Eye Care Act. It sounds like a good idea but it could let non-physicians perform eye surgery with as...

Misdiagnosis Almost Cost My Eyes

This article was written for Change.org. Durham, NC - I am a patient recently diagnosed with glaucoma. I am far sighted so I was regular seeing a optometrist on yearly basis to get glasses and eye exam. Since last October I was having symptoms of right eye on and...

Letter to Legislator from Retired Police Officer

Date: March 7, 2017 at 10:03:24 AM EST To: justin.burr@ncleg.net<mailto:justin.burr@ncleg.net> Subject: House Bill 36 Today as I was having a follow up visit to my retina doctor, I learned of house bill 36 being presented that if passed would allow optometrist...

Video: HB36 and SB342 Threatens Patient Safety in NC

In North Carolina, soon you may not have to be a surgeon to provide surgery. 2 bills before the North Carolina General Assembly would allow Optometrists, who do not attend medical school, to perform eye surgery. Ophthalmologists, who are eye surgeons, go through the...

Video: HB36 Endangers Patient Safety in NC

HB36 is a piece of legislation that would open the door for people without medical degrees to perform surgery in the state of North Carolina. Optometrists - who are not surgeons or medical doctors - would be allowed to perform eye surgeries. Patients operated on by...

Video: House Health Committee Testimony by Dr. Paul Cunningham

Video North Carolina House of Representatives Health Committee Hearing from March 1, 2017 at 11:00AM. Testimony is given by Dr. Paul Cunningham. HB36 is a dangerous bill before the North Carolina General Assembly. If passed, HB36 will enable Optometrists, who did not...

Video: WRAL’s Laura Leslie Breaks Down HB36 & SB342

Lawmakers would pass a bill that would give you more options when choosing a doctor for eye surgery but some think it's a bad idea. WRAL's Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie is live in Raleigh with both sides of this debate. HB36 is a dangerous bill before the North...

HB36 is a dangerous bill before the North Carolina General Assembly. If passed, HB36 will enable Optometrists, who did not attend medical school, the ability to perform eye surgery within our state.