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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