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2017 Members Report

OMIC’s 2017 Members Report was mailed to insureds in October. If you did not receive your copy or would additional copies, contact us at omic@omic.com. In this report: MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR George Williams, MD discusses the effect of big data on our specialty. MESSAGE FROM THE CEO Tim Padovese celebrates 30 years of OMIC service by announcing some big news. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS A 30-year look at OMIC financial and operational successes. 2017 OMIC Members Report

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Liability coverage of eye banks that process ocular tissue

KIMBERLY K WYNKOOP, ESQ, OMIC General Counsel OMIC has provided medical professional liability (MPL) insurance coverage to eye banks since 1999. Traditionally, eye banks procured, evaluated, and tested ocular tissue and then distributed the whole cornea or sclera to a surgeon. It was the responsibility of the surgeon to prepare the tissue as...
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I would like to perform corneal tattooing on patients with iris abnormalities. Does OMIC cover this activity?

Yes. Coverage is available under OMIC’s Surgery Class 1 and higher rating classifications. Corneal tattooing has been used therapeutically to help manage glare due to defects of the iris, whether congenital, resulting from trauma, or following laser iridotomy. It has also been used cosmetically to improve the appearance of corneal scarring. Because no pigments are FDA-approved for use in the eye, those who perform corneal...





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