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OMIC publishes 35th anniversary members report

WHEN OMIC OPENED FOR BUSINESS on October 1, 1987, it signaled not just the beginning of a new insurance company, but the culmination of a visionary plan to directly head off a growing threat facing our colleagues nationwide. Our 2022 Members Report highlights a 35-year journey protecting ophthalmology. Read the report...

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Liability and coverage for patient falls

Lawsuits and claims arising from patient falls present an evolving issue for plaintiffs, defendants, the court system, and insurance companies. If a patient sues an ophthalmologist or their medical practice or ambulatory surgery center (ASC), what legal theory applies? Is the claim one of medical malpractice (i.e., professional negligence) or ordinary negligence (e.g., premises...
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COVERAGE QUESTION:

What is OMIC’s position regarding immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS)?

As the American Academy of Ophthalmology states in their Preferred Practice Pattern, "Cataract in the Adult Eye," immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery may be indicated in certain circumstances, but the advantages and disadvantages must be carefully weighed against the risk of potentially blinding complications such as bilateral endophthalmitis before proceeding with same-day surgery. OMIC shares this conservative position. Recognizing that ISBCS may be in the...





Six reasons OMIC is the best choice for ophthalmologists in America.

Leader in the industry.

A-rated by AM Best, OMIC is consistently ranked among the top malpractice insurance companies in America for financial stability. No other carrier has matched OMIC's consistent financial performance with regard to both combined, operating, and surplus ratios, the most relevant financial measurements for an insurance carrier.

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