Comparison of Outcomes of Laser Trabeculoplasty Performed by Optometrists vs Ophthalmologists in Oklahoma
This article was written for The JAMA Network.
Question Are there differences in the frequency and likelihood of undergoing additional laser trabeculoplasty among Medicare enrollees in Oklahoma who underwent this procedure by an ophthalmologist vs others who underwent the procedure by an optometrist?
Findings Among the 1384 eyes receiving laser trabeculoplasty, the proportion of eyes treated by optometrists requiring additional laser trabeculoplasty in the same eye (35.9%) was more than double the proportion of those treated by ophthalmologists (15.1%). Optometrist-treated eyes had
Publication: The JAMA Network
Date Published: October 2016
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.