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originally posted by: Jennyfrenzy
It's unfortunate that if you're not bleeding profusely, having a heart attack or violently ill the ER will get you in an out as fast possible and as cheaply as possible.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Grovit
Good. Great. So what you are saying, is that it is not an emergency when someone exhibits symptoms of any one of about fifteen serious neurological, muscular, or optical disorders?
apparently not....he didnt get admitted
Visual disturbance can be indicative of some pretty terrifying ailments,
key word is can be..terrifying does not equal emergency
Also, if the possibility of one loosing ones sight is not an emergency, then someone's priorities are well and truly flawed beyond all possible recognition.
im sure they did more than look at him and say reflux...they would be liable if they didnt.
im sure they checked to see if he was reactive to light and could trail their fingers and such...basic neurological tests...
if his pupils would have been non responsive or his eyes darting around then im sure it would have went different...
originally posted by: inbound
My girl worked for an opthamologist, and did some time in an er. Read this to her she says sounds like intra-occular pressure spikes. Could be a number of reasons. Possibly blood pressure or blood sugar issues causing the spikes. Thats the usual culprits, but could be other not serious issues also.
originally posted by: Walsh
originally posted by: AreUKiddingMe
E.R.'s are for medical emergencies, doesn't sound like this was one of those. Something to follow up with your doctor or opthamologist, though. E.R. doctors aren't able to diagnose Everything.
see seeing colors and partially going blind is not an emergency ?
i dono when your on my end of the stick it sure feels like an emergency.