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Gene Wong, OD, FAAO
Gene Wong, OD, FAAO, practices at The Eye Center of North Florida in Panama City, FL.
The effect of drug pricing on cataract surgery
In a recent wave of drug price increases that can only be explained by pharmaceutical manufacturers’ desire for profit maximization and which doctors and patients may call price gouging, the drug price war has been brought to the doorsteps of many eyecare providers. As optometrists are increasing their practice of medical optometry, patients are now calling their doctors about prior authorizations and unaffordable drug copays.