Foriegn object in eye and 3 Drs within a week

Foriegn object in eye and 3 Drs within a week

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed May 29, 2013 9:38 pm

2 weeks ago I had something get blown into my eye. This was on a Saturday. Sunday it felt better but not great. Monday on my way home form work it really was painful so I went up to the ER. DR just said it was scratched and infected. Wednesday it is getting worse I could feel pieces of something very low in my lower eyelid under the eyeball. So now I go to a Eye specialist. I stated 3 times at least that there is something there causing more scratching and where it was. He insisted it was an ulcer or a shingle. I had a lot of doubt and even asked if it was what I was feeling scratching. Thursday I had to take my daughter to her Dr for a check up and on the ride home my eye was bothering me so bad usually I know enough not to rub or dig when something is in an eye. I must have pulled my lower eyelid down to my chin to get in there. I dug a piece of something out right where I told DR 2 where it was. So I went up the another Eye specialist near home. Explained the story he proceeded to dig even more dirt out of my eye. The skin was already forming over it under my top eye lid. He said that there was nothing that resembled an ulcer or shingle. My eye feels great now. But I called Dr 2 about it and the receptionist said the Dr would call back. Did not hear from him 2 days later. I did not have cash on me so I used a CC for the $ 60 copay. I told them I would be challenging the charge and will not pay the co-pay . I am not sure about Dr 1 because I was not insistent that something was in there because I wasn't sure either at that point

Should I be pissed? Almost a whole week of pain. Should Drs 1 or 2 be paid?
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Re: Foriegn object in eye and 3 Drs within a week

PostBy: KLook On: Wed May 29, 2013 10:22 pm

No they should not. But good luck with that. I am also battling them myself. I feel they are just using me to run tests on to make money while they already know what the problem is.

Kevin
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Re: Foriegn object in eye and 3 Drs within a week

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 30, 2013 12:02 am

THIS is why I only go to the doctor if death is imminent. Even then I'd be sketchy ....

Incompetence seems to be the rule rather than the exception nowadays.



Nothing worse than getting *censored* in your eye. At age 6 I had a massive allergic reaction to some unknown substance, which flared my eye up so bad I couldn't even open it if it was daylight. Ended up causing these bumps under my upper lid that wore away my cornea into an ulcer. 6 years old ... and now these doctors in Boston want to use me as a guinea pig. So they give me some experimental eye drops which ended up being yanked from the market not very long after they were approved! Chromolyn Sodium ...I'll never forget that name. If that wasn't bad enough, now they want to study my eye like a lab rat! This one time I sat in a room while doctor after doctor from ALL over the world flipped my eyelid in that viewer you rest your chin and forehead in. They weren't particularly gentle about it either. I remember being so small ... but wanting to punch them all in the face!

About a month after the patch came off, a neighborhood kid jabbed me right in the same eye with a stick. Patch on again ....

Then years later, while putting on a motorcycle helmet, the stiff nylon strap with the pointy end poked me square in the same eye yet again. Halos around lights for a year after that one.

Then, I took a stone to the eye while weedwacking around the barn 10 years ago. Talk about PAIN! You have no idea .... - Yeah, was the same eye yet again!!

In between all that, I've taken steel from the bench grinder several times, and countless pieces of rust from the undercarriages of all the shitboxes I've owned over the years. Sometimes I STILL forget to wear safety glasses, especially when I'm pressed for time. One time the eye doctor had to take what looked exactly like a dremel to my eye to remove the embedded '85 Monte Carlo exhaust. Wonder if I can bill that one to the state for their damn salt???

It's a wonder they ever let me behind the wheel of any truck. I can't see past 10 feet with that eye even today. Getting worse every year too. To top that all off, I wake up every morning with BONE DRY eyes. Blinking makes me see white flashes of light. I have to keep eyedrops on my nightstand.

I could do a whole other page on asthma .... :|
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Re: Foriegn object in eye and 3 Drs within a week

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu May 30, 2013 10:30 am

See an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist ......not the ER folks. You can make a down-payment on a new house for the cost of visit......PLUS get to sit and wait hours only to be told, "We will schedule an assessment by some other doctor.....

A friend had a foot caught under a huge concrete block 2 weeks ago and went to the ER.....fire dept, cops, EMS ride.....and he could walk fine, but was sore. $2300.00 so far, and other than x-rays, no treatment necessary.
Gave him 2 Percoset and another bill for $200.00. He is wild, but has no satisfaction, other than to not go for a ride in the 'Blinkie Light' truck next time, NOT call the cops, and the resulting entourage.

I am not saying that their services are not invaluable, but PANIC is NOT the proper approach when making a call.

PS: Eye injuries are THE WORST pain IMO, and I've had more than my share.....even a blow out fracture of the orbit, and all those other issues. :doh: :eek2: :fear: :alone: :stretcher:
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Re: Foriegn object in eye and 3 Drs within a week

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu May 30, 2013 10:37 am

Foreign.......spell check.....National Spelling Bee Week.
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Re: Foriegn object in eye and 3 Drs within a week

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu May 30, 2013 12:03 pm

whistlenut wrote:Foreign.......spell check.....National Spelling Bee Week.



Are you becoming a spelling Nazi? :D Spell check we aint got no time for dat.
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Re: Foriegn object in eye and 3 Drs within a week

PostBy: samhill On: Thu May 30, 2013 12:06 pm

Give him a break, he's got somtihg in his eye. :? :lol:
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