The Cleveland Clinic is facing criticism for a video showing a patient being carried from a room to an exam room with an IV.
The video, which was first reported by The Huffington Post, showed an unidentified patient being placed in a wheelchair with an eye on her right side.
A nurse can be heard saying, “We’re going to go ahead and give you an IV.”
The patient was taken into an examroom, and a doctor then said, “Well, there’s nothing wrong with her eye, so she’s good to go.”
The video was posted to YouTube by a user who identified himself as Ramapo Ophthalmologist, and the caption reads:”Cleveland Clinic Ophthalmology is in need of your support to expedite an ophthalmologic evaluation for a patient who is a member of our community.
The patient is not in need for further testing, but if she is, she should be brought to Cleveland Clinic to have an ocular exam.”
Clevelare Clinic spokesperson Amy D. Ziff said that the patient’s eye was “healthy” and that she was “well enough to be admitted.”
“She had her IV in her hand, which we had to carry, and we carried her to the room to the exam room,” she said.
“We didn’t ask for an X-ray, we didn’t call for a CT scan, we did everything we could.
We didn’t know what was wrong, so we asked the staff to check her eyes for any abnormalities.
The staff checked her eyes and it was clear that there were no abnormalities, but they also confirmed that she has no known eye infections.””
It’s a very complex procedure,” Ziff added.
She said that if the patient had needed to be treated for any kind of eye infection, the staff would have called the emergency room.””
It’s really unfortunate that someone in our community is put through this process.”
She said that if the patient had needed to be treated for any kind of eye infection, the staff would have called the emergency room.
“As long as she is being cared for at Cleveland Clinic, we are hopeful that she will be released into her community,” she added.
The incident comes amid a national trend to allow the public to have private eyes in their care, including at nursing homes.
A study from Harvard Medical School found that residents in nursing homes with residents with no eyes were three times more likely to have serious complications, including corneal ulcers and blindness.
The Cleveland Clinic also faces criticism for its treatment of a woman who was shot and killed in a Cleveland parking lot in May.
The woman, who had multiple gunshot wounds to her upper torso, was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead on arrival.
She was a patient of the Cleveland Eye Institute, a private facility that treats patients with severe vision loss.
The doctor who performed the initial surgery on her said she had an upper eyelid that had been sliced open.
The Cleveland Eye Department has since apologized to the family and said that an X was never performed.