Sunday, August 2, 2009

Untangling The Truth About Bad Eye Surgery

It may seriously take years and years before I understand most of what went wrong the day I went to Downing McPeak for a routine pressure check and Dr Porter ambushed me into having surgery.
Oh there are some things that I knew immediately after having the surgery,
I knew that I went in with much better eye sight than I walked out with.
I knew that Dr Porter avoided trying to answer my questions about it.
I knew that all Dr Porter wanted to talk about was trying to get me to schedule the next surgery he wanted to do on my other eye.
I knew that there was absolutely no way that I would ever let him touch my eyes again.

But there are so many questions that I still have, like
Why would he ignore the risk , when he should have known that I was high risk?
Why, if he knew, I was high risk, why didn't he tell me?
Why did he not tell me that I didn't have to have the operation?
Why did he not send me to a retinal specialists?
What exactly went on in the surgery room?

I will never know some of it, because of course, they refuse to talk to me, better to ignore the results , better to not acknowledge mistakes.

I do know that the correct procedure would have been ,
To send me to a retinal specialist
To have treated me a week before surgery
To have treated me for months after the surgery
that may have given me a chance to avoid the CME and saved my vision.
The correct procedure would have been to inform me of the risks

I also realize now that there are things that could help me, of course, expensive things and of course they were not going to help me if it cost them a few pennies, after all, Downing and McPeak Vision centers are only knocking back 30 million bucks yearly, and, I am only one patient who will spend the rest of her life half in the dark from the lack of help .

A journal that eye surgeons read called,, Retinal Physician stated the following,,

Dr. Heier: My colleagues and I are about two-thirds of the way through a study of CME patients that will eventually involve 100 subjects. About 80% to 90% of them are at high risk. This demonstrates that we are successfully preventing CME in routine cases. For high-risk patients, we obviously need to take more aggressive measures.
That is why I advocate 1 week of preoperative treatment and 8 to 12 weeks of
postoperative treatment with NSAIDs

Of course, I didn't know that I should have 1 week of preop treatment and 3 months of post op,,,,, I wonder,, did Dr Porter and Dr Downing know it??

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