Several Groups Seek To End Glaucoma Treatment Law
Efforts to suspend a law that would allow optometrists to treat patients with glaucoma heated up this week. The California Medical Association, the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the American Glaucoma Society have asked the state to block enactment of the law, written by state Sen. Lou Correa (D), which is set to take effect in January. The groups claim that the law is based on recommendations from Tony Carnevali, an optometrist and past president of the board of trustees for the California Optometric Association, which they say is a conflict of interest.
- "Perceived Conflict of Interest Threatens Correa's Law Allowing Optometrists To Treat Glaucoma" (Joseph, "OC Watchdog," Orange County Register,Â 10/21).