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September 23, 2009

Medical Groups Call for Investigation of Blindness at Palo Alto-VA

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 10:58 pm

Full Article at: Calls for Calif. probe after vets lose eyesight

(AP) – 2 hours ago

SAN FRANCISCO — “Three medical groups are asking California to investigate the cases of eight veterans who they say suffered preventable vision loss at a Veterans Administration hospital.

An internal probe by the VA Palo Alto found the veterans may have lost eyesight because of care by optometrists who weren’t trained to treat glaucoma.

Two California medical associations and the American Glaucoma Society asked the Department of Consumer Affairs to look further into the cases Wednesday.”

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