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Any orthoptist certified by the American Orthoptic Council
is eligible for Affiliate Membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics
Section on Ophthalmology. The orthoptist must submit a copy of their current
certificate of certification, and one letter of support from an active member of
the Section on Ophthalmology confirming that the orthoptist's practice is at
least 50% pediatric. The membership fee is $30.

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The FDA Releases a New Consumer Update
on the Safety of Laser Toys – August 2013

When operated unsafely, or without certain controls, the highly-concentrated
light from lasers—even those in toys—can be dangerous, causing serious eye
injuries and even blindness. FDA has issued draft guidance on the safety of
toy laser products to protect children from harm.

Laser Toys: Not Always Child’s Play

Policy Statements Released

January-2013 Screening Examination of Premature Infants for
Retinopathy of Prematurity

November-2012 Instrument-Based Pediatric Vision Screening
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Sharon S Lehman, MD FAAP
Wilmington, DE

Daniel J Karr, MD FAAP
Portland, OR

Geoffrey E Bradford, MD FAAP
Morgantown, WV

Kanwal Nischal, MD, FAAP
Pittsburgh, PA

Steven E Rubin, MD FAAP
Great Neck, NY

Donny Won Suh, MD FAAP
Omaha, NE

David B Granet, MD FAAP
Immediate Past Chair
Sacramento, CA

George S Ellis Jr, MD FAAP
Section Historian
New Orleans, LA


Pamela Erskine Williams, MD

American Academy of
Ophthalmology (AAO)

Gregg T Lueder, MD FAAP
American Academy of
Ophthalmology Council (AAOC)

Christie L Morse, MD FAAP
American Association for
Pediatric Ophthalmology and
Strabismus (AAPOS)

Shelley Klein, CO
American Association of Certified
Orthoptists (AACO)


Jennifer Riefe, MEd
Division of Hospital and Surgical

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