Kentucky Governor Signs Law Allowing Optometrists to Perform Eye Surgery

March 2, 2011

We previously reported that the Kentucky Senate had passed a bill  that would allow optometrists to perform some uncomplicated medical procedures now reserved for ophthalmologists such as removing non-cancerous skin tags from eyelids or clearing lenses implanted by ophthalmologists in cataract surgeries.

Three weeks later, the legislation was signed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and is now law.

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