TITLE

British Columbia's optometrists are angling for glaucoma privileges

AUTHOR(S)
Murphy, Robert; Sahota, Surjinder
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Optometry Times;May2012, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
75379474

 

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