There are quacks everywhere

My ex-vet prescribed homeopathic medicine.
My ex-physio used all sorts of quasi physio gadgetry, laser, ultra-sound etc

I went to an optometrist today whom started asking suspect questions that I challenged, turns out she is an iridologist.

She still made me pay for the “regular” diagnosis. Angry at myself for not checking first. :frowning:


I feel your pain.

sometimes I wonder whether these “professionals” don’t get absolutely flippen bored and look for gadgets to perk up there humdrum lives or more likely to impress their patients/victims. ??? I almost became a optometrist 35 years ago but couldn’t see myself spending day after day in a darkened room asking the same question (Left or right?) a million times over: The money was good though! (wtf!!)

Mm, yes, in that case it would’ve been a bad career choice! ;D


One could always specialise, those dudes (or dudettes) get to see all the interesting cases.

I can deal with the quacks. What really disturbs me is when doctors trained in conventional medicine go for quackery. It seems doctors are simply not trained in science or critical thought.

Wow, I hadn’t read much on Iridology before. It’s hilarious!!! A Hungarian fellow in 18-voetsek finds an owl with a broken leg, and a black stripe in its eye, then puts two and woo together. O RLY, 21st-century people???

I’m tempted to go to one, not disclose that I’ve had eye surgery for a detached retina, which has made my iris look a bit whacky; then see what diagnosis he gives me.

The whole thing reminds me of that dodgy character on Little Britain.

“Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes, don’t look around my eyes, look into my eyes, you’re under. I have not been taking your underwear home, putting it on in my bedroom and then parading up and down in front of the mirror going”(running his hands over his body) “‘Oh, oh, oh, oh’. Three, two, one… You’re back in the room.”

To paraphrase the topic a la ‘Sixth Sense’: I see stupid people everywhereeeeeee.