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Investigation into the Blindness of 8 Veterans

In 2009, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, California discovered that Eight United States veterans had suffered varying degrees of blindness when licenses California optometrists treated these veterans for glaucoma. For more information of the California VA investigation, please view the following resources:

California Veterans go Blind Due to Bad Care from Optometrist "Practicing Beyond their Scope."

VA Investigates Glaucoma Patients' Treatment

VA Hospital: State Requests Probe of VA Hospital - 23 Glaucoma Patients Suffer Serious Vision Loss

Statement of the American Glaucoma Society, California Medical Association, and the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.