A trivial eye operation, performed in a private clinic for a pensioner from the Moscow Region, turned for him almost complete blindness in one eye.
The clinic staff, it seems, also with vision is not very – they did not even notice the fact of surgical intervention. The patient, according to doctors, took standard manipulations for the operation.
Almost a year ago, 66-year-old Viktor Shramko decided to improve his vision – cataract tortured. He dreamed of replacing the lens and again having, if not eagle's eyesight, as in his youth, then at least a clear one.
The first thing I turned to the famous clinic. Svyatoslav Fedorov, but they offered to wait in line for at least six months, and Viktor Vasilyevich went the classical way – to the clinic. The optometrist recognized the problem and gave the direction for the operation in two clinics to choose from – in Mytishchi and Korolev. In the first clinic, they could not quickly determine the timing of the operation, and in the second they answered: bring the tests, the therapist’s opinion, we’ll operate. There is no need to pay anything, all expenses will be covered by the insurance company.
SOMETHING WENT WRONG
On October 10 of last year, according to the patient, he arrived at the Medicamente medical center, where he was given the opportunity to sign an agreement and was immediately invited to the operating table.
As Viktor Shramko told the MN correspondent, he was not surprised: “I know that such operations as ophthalmologists like seeds click: 15 minutes – and you're done. But so quickly Mnatsakan Khachatryan could not cope with me. I spent an hour and a half on the operating table, and then I heard that due to weak ligaments the operation was unsuccessful, I will have to be operated again. Then the doctor simply finished with the question: “Will you get home yourself?”
Even after a successful operation, people are allowed to lie down for some time in the hospital, but not everything went smoothly and – go for a walk, Vasya? In the dark, covering my aching left eye, I somehow got to the station, then to the house. "
After a couple of days, according to the patient, Dr. Khachatryan said that there was no equipment for the necessary operation in their clinic and would have to look for another.
This time the patient went to the regional Mytishchi city clinical hospital. There, they managed to extract parts of the clouded lens from the eye and implant a plastic lens in 15 minutes. And left in the hospital for two weeks.
With a second eye, the pensioner decided not to experiment – he went straight to the Fedorov Clinic. Everything went off with a bang.
Now the right eye of a pensioner from Ivanteevka began to see 80%. But the left one even falls short of such parameters – visual acuity is 0.2, that is, 20% of the norm.
In general, now he can neither read nor drive a car, although he has been driving for 37 years: “Due to poor vision in my left eye, I hardly leave my house, and until recently I participated in sports preference and ball hockey tournaments. Sadly, I can’t see better. ”
Having come to his senses after the operations, Viktor Vasilievich, through a lawyer, filed a complaint about the actions of the doctors of the Medicamente medical center with the prosecutor's office and the Investigative Committee.
The RF ICR refused to consider the complaint, and the prosecutor's office redirected it to the Ministry of Health, which had already sent a complaint to Roszdravnadzor. We called the agency and asked how things are going to verify Viktor Shramko’s complaint.
Yelena Balandina, assistant to the head of the territorial body of Roszdravnadzor for Moscow and the Moscow Region, told the News World: “All the materials of our inspection, carried out on the complaint of a patient of a private medical center, we sent to the State Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Moscow Region the other day to consider the issue of initiating a criminal case . We ask you to consider the possibility of initiating a criminal case under article 327 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. ” This article punishes forgery of documents.
As we managed to find out, after the first examination in a private clinic, Viktor Vasilyevich was diagnosed with complicated cataract with a recommendation to undergo surgery, as a result of the second examination (after the operation, which, according to the medical center, the patient’s diagnosis) sounded like a “lens dislocation” with recommendation to conduct vitroectomy (removal of the vitreous body or its parts).
Based on the documents provided by a private clinic at the request of Roszdravnadzor, the patient took standard procedures for examination during the operation. Such a passage can be deciphered as follows: it seemed to the patient that he was operated on. At the same time, the patient himself has a contract for the provision of services in stationary conditions (precisely such contracts are concluded during operations) and a statement of epicrisis, which also confirms the operation (there are copies of documents in the editorial office).
And finally, the final chord: in the Mytishchi city hospital the operation was carried out regarding “the dislocation of fragments of the lens nucleus into the vitreous body and corneal edema”. If Viktor Vasilievich was such a dreamer and dreamed of something that was not there, for what purpose he lay under anesthesia for three hours in the medical unit “Medicament” and how did the lens break up into fragments?
Now investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will understand this mysterious story.
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