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CMA Files Suit Over Optometrists’ Scope of Practice
Health Leaders Media

Another major scope-of-practice fight went to court in California Tuesday when two large physician groups filed suit to prevent optometrists from treating glaucoma.

The California Medical Association and the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons say they object to new rules that took effect Jan. 8 that allow optometrists to complete their certification process “without having to treat a single patient with glaucoma.”