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A 10 Out of 10: Wayne’s Experience at Eye Plastic Associates

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Throughout his life, Wayne has known a lot of doctors. That’s not only because of his personal ailments — before his retirement, he was a personal injury attorney specializing in medical malpractice. Of all the physicians and surgeons he’s known, he says Dr. Scott “is one of the best.”

Wayne was referred to Dr. Scott by his ophthalmologist. He had an entropion, a condition that caused one of his lower eyelids to turn inward. Entropions can be painful, but Wayne’s case, luckily, was not. Still, he didn’t care for the appearance and hoped Dr. Scott could help.

Dr. Scott performed the surgery in his office with Wayne under local anesthesia. Watching the surgery take place may sound scary, but it was reassuring to Wayne. “I consider it the best way to have surgery, so you know what’s going on,” he says. “It’s better than just guessing.”

Throughout the surgery, Dr. Scott remained attentive and communicative. “He told me everything that was going to happen from the beginning,” Wayne says. “He said, ‘You’re going to feel this’ or ‘I’m going to stitch up that section there.’” When it came to the recovery, he adds, “I didn’t really notice it. I did what he said, and everything turned out okay.”

Wayne is a Marine veteran who served during the late 60s and early 70s. After leaving the service, he became a lawyer in Washington, D.C., where he practiced medical malpractice law and became a senior partner at his firm. Wayne enjoys spending time with his wife and playing golf. Though he stopped playing tennis a few years ago, he’s quite accomplished. “We went to nationals five times,” he says.

He’s also a bit of a bookworm, having read about 20 books on the Revolutionary War, and more recently switching to tomes on the cosmos and the universe. “It’s really interesting,” he says. “You can’t believe there are things like this in the world. There are particles that can be in two places at once!”

If Wayne needs additional eyelid surgery, he vows to return to Dr. Scott for the work. “On a scale of 1–10, I think they’d get a 10,” he says. “They were perfect, and everything was top-notch.”