American Culture & Politics

Doctors are the new gods

I rarely comment on customer or professional services from the medical community, but after some recent experiences with a retinal ophthalmologist office and urologist office, some comments are required.

To the former, I have been treated twice for retinal tears in my left eye with cryotherapy. On each occasion two things have happened: both my eyesight and floaters in my left eye have gotten worse. Before, the floaters were minimal; now they’re everywhere all the time. They may be fixing my retina, but my eyesight is still diminished. When I spoke to them about both effects, they seemed unconcerned and ambivalent like this was all just going to go away. I’m concerned about their medical competency. The first rule for a physician is: First, do no harm. Maybe this does not apply to eye doctors. #LancasterRetinaSpecialists

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