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COVID-19 Testing, Financial Support, Telemedicine & New Licensing Rules

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to usher in new mandates and changes that are leveling a rapid and significant impact on Ohio’s healthcare system. State officials expect for the number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio to continue to rise.


Elective Surgeries Must Be Postponed

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, has ordered hospitals and outpatient surgical centers to postpone all elective, non-essential surgeries and procedures indefinitely.The order, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will become effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5 p.m.


Alert: Important Coronavirus Updates for Ophthalmologists

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is sharing important ophthalmology-specific information related to the novel coronavirus, referred to as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was previously known by the provisional name 2019-nCoV. The highly contagious virus can cause a severe respiratory disease known as COVID-19.


February Advocacy Update

Learn more about hearings held on HB 125, Ophthalmology Day at the Ohio Statehouse, and American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Mid-Year Forum.


Offer from OMIC for Your Insurance Needs

The Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC) is offering Ohio Ophthalmological Society (OOS) members discounted rates for risk management services and additional cost savings by meeting with an OMIC representative at the OOS Annual Meeting on February 29.


Scope Fights Elsewhere a Reminder to Support OMEPAC

Need a reason to support our Ohio Medical Eye PAC? Consider these recent developments in Arkansas and Vermont.