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   Posted 11/21/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
so i woke up this morning thinking i had pink eye i tried to go to work but about halfway through the drive my eye was in awful pain from the light of the sun after calling in all that jazz i went to urgent care and the dr seemed to barely look at me and just passed it off to my gi and opthamologist i just feel like because i have crohns any other doctor just passes it off and while i do understand the complications of crohns and the eye and everything else it probably is just pink eye if i thought it was something more serious i would go to the er does anyone else feel like they just get passed off
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   Posted 11/21/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
It's likely that the urgent care physician that you saw had a very limited ophthamology rotation during his/her internship and was not comfortable making a diagnosis. That is no excuse though. If the doctor could not make a diagnosis, given the symptoms you have described, you should have been referred for treatment sooner than Monday. Your symptoms suggest a possible case of iritis which is considered an emergency. Your ophthamologist might have after-hours on call contact. Call your his number and follow instructions for reaching the on-call doctor and then explain your symptoms. If you can't reach anyone that way, I would consider going to the emergency room.

Read about iritis here: http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/iritis

And yes, I have felt passed off in the past. I've fired a few doctors because of that.

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