The Discipline Committee of the College of Optometrists of BC is suspending a BC doctor’s registration for three years.
It stems from a patient complaint in 2011.
The patient claims Vancouver Doctor Jerry MacKenzie failed to conduct a proper eye exam, and missed the fact she suffered from a serious, and obvious cataract.
Her G-P later refered her to an opthmologist who spotted it immediately.
Following a hearing, the committee says Dr. MacKenzie failed to refer the patient to a specialist, as is required, and then altered the clinical record to cover up the fact he failed to make the referral.
He also kept practising, after being ordered to stop.
The College is seeking a BC Supreme Court injunction, preventing him from working through the duration of the suspension.