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Correspondence
April 2006

The Ophthalmologist or the Optometrist as Surgeon

Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(4):604. doi:10.1001/archopht.124.4.604-a

It was fascinating to read the editorial by Dr Hazel1 in the April 2005 issue of the ARCHIVES regarding optometrists in their desire to be surgeons. It would seem blindingly obvious (excuse the pun) that the only possible objection ophthalmologists could have to optometrists performing surgery is if the optometrists did not obtain the extensive medical training it takes to become a full-fledged surgeon.

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