12 ophthalmology updates

Here are 12 ophthalmology updates that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 18:

1. A team of surgeons at New York City-based NYU Langone Health performed the world's first total eye transplant.

2. Sanford Bemidji (Minn.) Eye Center and Optical added Shelby Potkin, MD, to its team of ophthalmologists.

3. Sherman, Texas-based Arlington Ophthalmology Association, operating as Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers, agreed to pay nearly $3 million to resolve False Claims Act violations.

4. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is partnering with virtual reality medical training company FundamentalVR to harness the power of VR training for ophthalmology trainees. 

5. ModMed, an EHR and practice management system for ASCs, added a tool enabling ophthalmologists to streamline their workflows. 

6. The projected change in employment for ophthalmologists is expected to increase 4% by 2032, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

7. Federal regulators have warned consumers to stop using 26 over-the-counter artificial tear products as they may pose a risk of infection leading to potential blindness. This is the latest in a string of eyedrop recalls that have hit the market this year.

8. Fayetteville, N.C.-based Cape Fear Eye Associates completed renovations that will equip the location to begin offering office-based surgeries.

9. Eye care management organization Vision Innovation Partners promoted President Chris Moore to the role of CEO. 

10. Crown City Eye Center in Coronado, Calif., is adding ophthalmologist Thomas Avallone, MD, to its team of providers.

11. Lylas Mogk, MD, an ophthalmologist at Henry Ford Health in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., is suing the system for age discrimination. 

12. Seven medical office buildings in South Carolina, including six occupied by Clemson (S.C.) Eye, have been acquired by Montecito Medical.

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