Risk Management


Comanagement of surgical patients

Some ophthalmologists share care of ophthalmic surgery patients with community optometrists or optometrists within their practice. There are patient safety and liability risks associated with surgical comanagement, whether it takes place within a practice or outside of it. Our risk management recommendations in Comanagement of surgical patients are based upon OMIC claims experience. They also incorporate the conditions for safe comanagement that are detailed in the position paper signed by over 60 eye societies entitled Comprehensive Guidelines Co-Management of Ophthalmic Postoperative Care. Ophthalmologists in Florida use the FL consent form and transfer letter.
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ASCRS-ASOA 2019 in San Diego from May 3-7, 2019 @ San Diego Convention Center | San Diego | California | United States
Join us in San Diego for the 2019 American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS-ASOA-IJCAHPO) meeting from May 3-7, 2019. OMIC faculty is presenting two events on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Date: Sunday, May 5,[...]
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all-day KAEPS 2019 Meeting in Louisville... @ OMNI Hotel
KAEPS 2019 Meeting in Louisville... @ OMNI Hotel
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KAEPS 2019 Meeting in Louisville, KY on May 10-11, 2019 @ OMNI Hotel | Louisville | Kentucky | United States
Join us for an OMIC presentation during the 2019 KAEPS meeting held on May 10-11, 2019 in Louisville, KY.  Take a moment to stop by the OMIC booth inside the exhibit hall – bring your[...]
May
5
Sun
all-day ASCRS-ASOA 2019 in San Diego fro... @ San Diego Convention Center
ASCRS-ASOA 2019 in San Diego fro... @ San Diego Convention Center
May 5 all-day
ASCRS-ASOA 2019 in San Diego from May 3-7, 2019 @ San Diego Convention Center | San Diego | California | United States
Join us in San Diego for the 2019 American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS-ASOA-IJCAHPO) meeting from May 3-7, 2019. OMIC faculty is presenting two events on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Date: Sunday, May 5,[...]
May
10
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all-day KAEPS 2019 Meeting in Louisville... @ OMNI Hotel
KAEPS 2019 Meeting in Louisville... @ OMNI Hotel
May 10 – May 11 all-day
KAEPS 2019 Meeting in Louisville, KY on May 10-11, 2019 @ OMNI Hotel | Louisville | Kentucky | United States
Join us for an OMIC presentation during the 2019 KAEPS meeting held on May 10-11, 2019 in Louisville, KY.  Take a moment to stop by the OMIC booth inside the exhibit hall – bring your[...]


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Endophthalmitis outbreak following intravitreal injections

Ryan M. Bucsi, OMIC Claims Manager On 1/26/16 and 1/27/16, a non-OMIC ophthalmologist at an OMIC-insured practice injected 8 patients, aged 64 to 94, with Avastin or Eylea to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration. The patients’ visual acuities in the eyes to be injected ranged from 20/25 to 20/150. The ophthalmologist added dexamethasone to the...

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Endophthalmitis education for patients

ANNE M MENKE, RN, PhD, OMIC Patient Safety Manager A number of plaintiffs who filed a claim against OMIC insureds after developing endophthalmitis inadvertently delayed their own diagnosis and treatment. They either did not report symptoms or chose to delay seeing a retinal specialist. Delay in initiating treatment can lead to a worse outcome. Our experts reviewing such claims try to determine whether the defendant could have handled the situation better.  Q. We provide each patient instructions on when to call us after surgery. My patient did not follow...





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