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When Dr. Oz's wife, Lisa, went in for corrective eye surgery, he says she was the victim of a medical error. "They set the device for her right eye and put it on her left eye," he says. "[It] almost blinded her."

One way a patient can prevent this kind of "wrong-site surgery" error is a simple as writing a note. "If you're going to have surgery on your left arm, write 'Operate on this arm' [on your left arm]," Dr. Oz says.

Don't distract your doctor
FROM: Medical Mistakes: Dr. Oz Talks to Actor Dennis Quaid
Published on March 10, 2009
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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