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The role of non-physician clinicians (2) The role of non-physician surgeons

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I wanted to add to the discussion the fact that scope of practice for optometrists and other non-MDs is continuing to be discussed in the US, including this news report on cataract surgery by optometrists, who are certainly trained to diagnose eye diseases but have not traditionally been trained to do intraocular surgery
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Sunday, January 12, 2014
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Pamela Sieving
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Governmental institution
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HIFA profile: Pamela Sieving is an informationist at the National Institutes of Health, USA. She is particularly interested in vision-related health care delivery and education for that work. pamsieving AT

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