Revised law went into effect last week.
Optometrists in Nebraska have won the right to prescribe oral steroids, oral glaucoma medications and immunosuppressives. Gov. Dave Heineman signed a legislative proposal into law last week. An amendment granting optometrists the permission of minor surgical procedures to treat chalaza, hordeola, sweat gland cysts or oil gland cysts of the eyelids was removed before the final bill was passed, according to the Nebraska legislature website.