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    Prison made medicaid eyeglasses article...

    This is from a California MD who did find a charitable organization to help a newborn born with cataracts.

    How many of us know how important getting glasses without delay is for infants like this?

    How many of us know not to try to use poly?

    "Julius Oatts is a pediatric ophthalmologist and assistant professor at the University of California at San Francisco.

    Near the beginning of the pandemic, I performed eye surgery for an infant born with cataracts. To prevent irreversible blindness, it is necessary for children to start wearing eyeglasses immediately after surgery. For this child, I was told that the glasses would take at least six weeks to arrive — a serious and vision-threatening delay."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...-minimum-wage/

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    That means the surgery was over 2 years ago. Hopefully the situation was resolved and the child has not suffered irreversible damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post

    I was told that the glasses would take at least six weeks to arrive — a serious and vision-threatening delay."
    sometimes it takes 2 months with Medi-cal/Medicaid

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    "As for that infant who had cataract surgery and whose urgently needed eyeglasses were delayed, I ultimately was able to obtain them in a more timely way through a philanthropic organization that allows families to bypass the prison-based optical labs contracted by Medi-Cal. Such workarounds can help children avoid preventable vision loss, thankfully, but they’re not a long-term solution. Eventually, the current arrangement’s fundamental inequities will need to be addressed.


    In medical school, I took an oath to “do no harm.” Since then, I’ve had the chance to reflect on the meaning of harm and when it can occur far from the doctor’s office doors."

    This is the organization that is linked above:

    https://allmaysee.org/blog/the-augie-fund/

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