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GP  suspended by SMC for failing to diagnose and treat glaucoma
 

GP suspended by SMC for failing to diagnose and treat glaucoma

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A Singaporean doctor who misdiagnosed his patient’s glaucoma as acute conjunctivitis has been suspended by the Singapore Medical Council after the patient experienced partial loss of her vision.
 
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20 Sep 2016 - General
 
These type of things are happening everywhere. In my country too. But if someone makes a mistake , some another doctor is there to cover it up. Here the patient has developed partial loss of vision. There should be ways to prevent these types of mis...
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I have to say that this seems to be a case that is hard to defend, GPs should almost always consider referral to specialists when symptoms persist despite treatment. Even though the condition here is rare and easily mistaken for conjunctivitis, the f...
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