Role Play: Talking to an Eye Doctor

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Doctor Jones: Hello. How are you today?

Patient: Hello Doctor Jones. I am fine. How are you?

Doctor Jones: I am fine. Are your eyes still hurting you?

Patient: Yes. My eyes are still hurting.

Doctor Jones: Have you been taking the medicine I gave you?

Patient: Yes. I take it every day three times. But, it doesn’t stop the pain. Why do my eyes hurt?

Doctor Jones: I am sorry that your eyes still hurt. They hurt because your eye pressure is too high. I think you need to have an operation to bring the eye pressure down.

Patient: I don’t understand why my eye pressure is too high. I am afraid that I will lose my sight.

Doctor Jones: Trust me, I have helped many patients.

Patient I trust you. But, I don’t understand and I don’t know what to do…

What should the patient do or say next?

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