Off the Cuff: Congratulations, California!
The California Optometric Association has succeeded in getting one of the biggest scope expansion bills through their legislative process. This bill includes incisional procedures for lid lesions, injections for chalazia, as well as corneal crosslinking. Additionally, the bill includes the use of lasers for YAG capsulotomies, peripheral iridotomies, and trabeculectomies. If this bill is signed by their governor by the end of the month, it will be a huge win for the patients of California.
Note about Epstein: unfortunately, no good news to report. Complications from the surgery have landed him back in the hospital. I am amazed at the inner strength he has shown through all these painful tests and procedures. He still has a rather long road ahead.
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