• Arkansas ophthalmologist has license suspended for alleged patient assault

    A Fayetteville, Ark.-based ophthalmologist has had his medical license suspended by the state after allegedly asking a patient to remove her shirt during an eye exam, according to a June 13 report from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • UVA Health opens LASIK ASC

    Charlottesville, Va.-based UVA Health has opened an outpatient eye surgery clinic that specializes in LASIK surgery. 
  • EyeCare Partners adds to leadership team

    St. Louis-based EyeCare Partners made three appointments and changes to its executive leadership team.
  • University of Texas looks to open state's 3rd optometry school

    The University of Texas Board of Regents has approved a proposal to create an optometry school at the Austin-based medical school, according to a June 13 report from MyRGV.com. 
  • Optometric Physicians of Middle Tennessee data breach impacts 29,000 patients

    Nashville-based Optometric Physicians of Middle Tennessee filed a notice of data breach with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on April 4, according to a June 10 report from JDSupra.
  • Ophthalmologist to pay $2.4M to settle false claims allegations 

    A New York City-based ophthalmologist and his ophthalmology practice will pay $2.4 million to resolve allegations he submitted claims for medically unnecessary procedures, among other allegations, in violation of the False Claims Act. 
  • Panorama Eyecare informs patients of ransomware attack

    Fort Collins, Colo.-based Panorama Eyecare notified patients that an unauthorized party may have gained access to the company's internal network.
  • New York ASC implants 1st J&J Odyssey lens

    Kenneth Rosenthal, MD, became the first surgeon at New York City-based Retinal ASC of New York to implant Johnson & Johnson Vision's latest Odyssey lens. 
  • 2 Ohio systems clash over ophthalmology care

    MetroHealth System and University Hospitals, both based in Cleveland, have clashed over comments made regarding MetroHealth's ophthalmology department by a UH representative, according to a May 29 report from cleveland.com.
  • 5 highest-paid ophthalmologists in Cleveland

    The highest-paid ophthalmologist in Cleveland earns $698,800 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $312,120 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Merck to buy eye care brand for $1.3B

    Merck has reached a deal to purchase ophthalmology brand Eyebiotech for $1.3 billion, according to a May 29 report from The Wall Street Journal.
  • 4 ophthalmology practice additions in 3 months

    Here are four ophthalmology groups that have acquired and added practices that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 22:
  • EyeCare Partners secures $275M loan, taps new CFO

    St. Louis-based ophthalmology management group EyeCare Partners has received a $275 million loan as part of a private debt exchange with the holders of a majority of its existing term loans, according to a May 17 report from the St. Louis Business Journal.
  • 5 highest-paid ophthalmologists in New Orleans

    The highest-paid ophthalmologist in New Orleans earns $722,900 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $312,120 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Employee accused of embezzling $100K+ from Pennsylvania eye practice

    Erie, Pa.-based Family Eye Care's former business manager has been accused of embezzling over $100,000 from the practice, according to a May 16 report from the Erie Times-News.
  • 7 common eye surgery procedures at ASCs

    Cataract surgeries, surgical retina procedures and glaucoma surgeries are three of seven common outpatient eye surgeries performed at ASCs, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • 198 best ASCs for ophthalmology: U.S. News

    U.S. News & World Report announced its first ratings of the best ambulatory surgery centers on May 14.
  • Connecticut ophthalmologist sentenced for healthcare fraud scheme

    Donald Salzberg, MD, an ophthalmologist of Avon, Conn., was sentenced to prison for receiving kickbacks in exchange for ordering unnecessary brain scans.
  • New Hampshire optometrists, ophthalmologists continue fight over 'scope of practice' expansion

    A bill hearing is underway in the New Hampshire Legislature that would allow optometrists to perform certain minor surgeries in the state, according to a May 10 report from ABC affiliate WMUR.
  • 8 updates on the ophthalmology industry in 30 days

    Here are eight headlines and updates to know on the ophthalmology industry that Becker's has reported on since April 12:

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