The Vermont Attorney General’s office has charged a Burlington eye doctor with 136 counts of misconduct and has recommended that his license be revoked. Dr. David Chase’s license was suspended in July for allegedly performing unnecessary cataract surgeries. The latest charges include complaints from twelve additional patients. Most of the charges accuse Chase of recommending cataract surgeries that were not necessary.
The Vermont Medical Practice Board suspended Chase’s license in July after a patient and former employee accused him of falsely recommending cataract surgeries. Chase now faces 136 counts of unprofessional conduct based on complaints from 13 former patients.