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[IP] Re: Retinopathy-express

    Laura, Would you mind sharing where this fellow runs his laser-express
business? People in that area need a heads-up notice. Is he a retina
specialist or just an ophthalmologist?     Peter

> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 18:26:03 -0600
> From: "Laura Shapiro" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Re:  Retinopathy/Be careful!
> The "surgery happy" doctor wanted to do immediate scatter laser at 1500
> blasts.  He did not discuss the true condition of my eye, nor did he talk
> about side effects etc.  I left his office choosing not to schedule the
> surgery until I got a second opinion. Three times they put me on the surgery
> schedule without my knowledge or consent.  As late as yesterday I received my
 > fourth call asking when I would like to reschedule that surgery. On one of
 > calls the girl actually asked me, "Does this mean you're not coming?" Even
> who works in that facility (and is a type I) said she wouldn't do it either.
 > Yes, the laser can save your eyesight, but like my "good" doctor said--once
> is done, it cannot be undone. There are side-effects and scarring can result.
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