British Columbia's optometrists are angling for glaucoma privileges

Murphy, Robert; Sahota, Surjinder
May 2012
Optometry Times;May2012, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p11
Academic Journal
The article reports that British Columbia's Ministry of Health has proposed regulatory amendments that will allow optometrists to obtain glaucoma-treatment privileges. The second proposed amendment will allow optometrists to perform A-scan ultrasonography to measure the thickness of the cornea to help create the diagnostic profile of a patient. According to British Columbia Association of Optometrists president Surjinder Sahota, secondary glaucomas and patients younger than 30 are not included.


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