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Another View: Optometrists can help ease doctor shortage
Sacramento Bee

A Sacramento Bee editorial suggested that Senate Bill 622, which would allow specially trained doctors of optometry to administer immunizations and perform minor medical procedures, would enable optometrists to perform major surgery (“Facing hard choices on health bills,” July 7).

But this so-called surgery is extremely limited, amounting to removing skin tags and tiny lumps and bumps outside the eye of 5 millimeters or less, the size of a tiny red ant. This is not anything that consumers would view as surgery by any reasonable standard.

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