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Partner News
Monday, November 20, 2017
Society Selects New CEO »
The Wisconsin Medical Society Board of Directors has named Clyde “Bud” Chumbley, MD, MBA, chief executive officer of the W...
Monday, May 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Wisconsin Health News Conference »
Get the full story on the twists and turns of federal health reform and what it means for Wisconsin at this year's Wiscons...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHA Offering Education on Newly Available Expedited Physician Licensure Process »
With the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact’s voluntary expedited licensure process becoming operational this month, WHA...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Society Resource Addresses ePDMP FAQs »
Effective April 1, 2017, Wisconsin Act 266 requires all Wisconsin-licensed physicians and other prescribers to review a pa...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Wisconsin Health News Conference »
While Republicans may have walked away from the American Health Care Act, the healthcare debate is certain to continue. Wi...

WAO News
Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
WAO Presents 2018 Legislator of the Year Award »
September 25, 2018 The Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology presented Representative John Jagler (R-37) with the 2018 Le...
Thursday, July 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meet Your New WAO President! »
Greetings! Thank you for being a member of the  Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology  (WAO) and supporting y...
Monday, July 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workers' Comp. Premiums Decline for The Third Year »
July 12, Wisconsin Health News Workers’ compensation premiums for businesses are set to decline by 6.03 percent this O...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Nominations Available for 2019 Board of Directors »
Call for Nominations Available for 2018-2019 Board of Directors The Board of Directors is now accepting names for thr...
Monday, June 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meet Your 2018 WAO EyeMD Symposium National Speakers! »
The Wisconsin Eye MD Symposium is fast approaching! Don't miss an opportunity September 22 at the Milwaukee Marriot Downto...

Legislative Updates
Wednesday, November 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Election Update »
By Eric Jensen, Jensen Government Relations, LLC November 7, 2018 Searching for a word to summarize last night’s...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Upholds Cap on Noneconomic Damages »
The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its ruling today in the Ascaris Mayo v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compens...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Opportunity Available for Limited Time »
Physicians who were previously ineligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program may now qualify under a temporar...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs WAO Legislation »
The Governor signed the Early Eyedrop Refill Bill into law on April 16.   The bill was an initiative of the Wisconsi...
Monday, November 27, 2017
Workers Compensation Call to Action »
The legislature is considering legislation based on proposals from the Workers Compensation Advisory Council.  The pr...

AAO News
Thursday, April 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anthem's Cataract Anesthesia Guidance »
April 26, AAO Update AAO recently shared an update with states on Anthem’s policy on Cataract Anesthesia ( AAO lett...
Monday, February 26, 2018
Academy stops 12-state cut that could’ve delayed care, threatened physicians’ livelihoods »
Academy stops 12-state cut that could’ve delayed care, threatened physicians’ livelihoods...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protectio »
Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection   On-t...
Friday, January 19, 2018
Contribute to the Surgical Scope Fund to Provide Every State with Resources to Defend Patient Safety »
Contribute to the Surgical Scope Fund to Provide Every State with Resources to Defend Patient Safety  ...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Register for the Academy’s first-ever Ophthalmologists Business Summit »
Register for the Academy’s first-ever Ophthalmologists Business Summit Join us on Mar. 24 and 25 in Dallas, Texa...

Eye Health
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries »
With the holiday shopping season now in full swing , the Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology joins the American Academy...
Monday, October 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams »
  People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not...
Friday, September 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scary Lenses: Five Frightening Risks of Wearing Costume Contact Lenses »
Scary-looking costume contact lenses may elevate your Halloween’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription c...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy »
According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology , n early two out of three Americ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four Tips to Make Sure Kids' Eyes and Vision are 'Grade A' This School Year »
With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tic...