California Eye Care Group Reports Possible Data Breach
Retinal Consultants Medical Group -- a Sacramento-based company that manages eye care and eye surgery facilities in Northern California -- said that some patient data might have been compromised following the theft in June of a computer that linked to a diagnostic imaging machine. Retinal Consultants officials said that the computer might have contained information such as names, dates of birth, gender, race and optical images. The company said that it is unaware of any misuse of the data but still is urging patients to closely monitor their bank accounts and obtain a credit report.
- "Eye Care Provider Has Security Breach" (Glover, Sacramento Bee, 8/7).