Woman accidentally glues eye shut with nail fixer; medic won’t treat her unless she pays
To Florida,where Katherine Gaydos has some dust in her eye. A neighbour with a leaf blower has jetted something sharp into her peeper. She asks a pal to run inside her home and fetch some Visine. The friend does so. They hand Katherine the bottle. She leans back and squirts the salve in. But it’s not Visine. It’s the stuff you sue to stick on false fingernails. It’s glue. Strong stuff.
“It’s stuck to my eyelids and my eyeball and it really hurts,” says Katherine. She calls 911. A doctors gives her a treatment.
Eight days later, the eyelid is still tightly shut. The doctor will only continue to treat her if she can pay.
“He was talking about doing surgery to try and save my eye, but now I don’t know what to do. I don’t have a job, no insurance or any money.”
Local news get wind of the story. The doctor not says he’ll do a deal. Says the patient:
“It was the same office, but a different doctor. He put Lidocaine above and below my eye and just pulled on it until it finally opened. He said I should get my sight back, and not have permanent damage.”
She has not been asked for payment.