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Receptionist glues boy’s eye shut after doctor allows her to do medical procedure

By Mason White 5:46 PM September 8, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A mother was angry after she learned that a woman with no medical experience was allowed to use glue on her son’s eye.

Julia Vavatsikos of Canada, took her 3-year-old son Vinnie, to a private medical clinic, which is close to her home in Blainville, Quebec.

Vavatsikos said that their family cat had scratched Vinnie on the eyelid and left a small cut. Vavatsikos wanted to make sure that her son was fine so she visited the doctor’s office.

Jean Therrien was the only doctor working at the time, and decided to seal the cut with glue. He called a colleague into the room to help.

The doctor held the boy down, and the co-worker applied the glue. The co-worker missed and glued the eye shut. The doctor defended the colleague and said that the boy moved while the procedure was done.

Therrien told Vavatsikos that she needed to take Vinnie to an emergency room, where medical personnel were waiting for them.

An ophthalmologist was called to cut the boy’s eyelashes and carefully pried the eye open.

Vavatsikos learned that “colleague” who placed the glue on her son’s eye, was not a nurse or medical student, but a part time receptionist at the clinic.