Dr. Mark Whitten performs a short eye surgery procedure on patient Christianne Krupinsky in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, to insert a Raindrop inlay, a disc implanted in the cornea to reshape it for better close-up focus. A bill in the NC legislature would allow optometrists to perform laser procedures for glaucoma or cataracts and removal of lesions around the eyes.
Dr. Mark Whitten performs a short eye surgery procedure on patient Christianne Krupinsky in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, to insert a Raindrop inlay, a disc implanted in the cornea to reshape it for better close-up focus. A bill in the NC legislature would allow optometrists to perform laser procedures for glaucoma or cataracts and removal of lesions around the eyes. Andrew Harnik AP
Dr. Mark Whitten performs a short eye surgery procedure on patient Christianne Krupinsky in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, to insert a Raindrop inlay, a disc implanted in the cornea to reshape it for better close-up focus. A bill in the NC legislature would allow optometrists to perform laser procedures for glaucoma or cataracts and removal of lesions around the eyes. Andrew Harnik AP

Leave eye surgery to the ophthalmologists

March 22, 2017 07:55 PM